A Factor Analysis of the Transformational Leadership among Undergraduate Student Leaders in Thailand


The study was aimed at factor analysis of transformational leadership among undergraduate student leaders in Thailand. The samples were 328 undergraduate student leaders in 5 universities. They were selected by multi-stage random sampling. Data were collected through Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ). A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used in this study. The results found that the transformational leadership model well matched with evidence __ based practices (_£2 __ test = 0.149, df = 1, GFI = 1.000, CFI = 1.000, RMR = 0.002, RMSEA = 0.000).The transformational leadership scale comprised 4 factors as follows: 1) Idealized Influence (II) 2) Inspirational Motivation (IM) 3) Intellectual Stimulation (IS) and 4) Individualized Consideration (IC). The factor loading values among those factors were 0.87, 0.59, 0.60 and 0.48 respectively. Besides, the reliability of those factors were 0.75, 0.35, 0.36 and 0.23 respectively. These results can be used to develop transformational leadership among undergraduate student leaders in Thailand more efficiently in the future.

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Thanin Ratanaolarn, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand

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Conference: IICEHawaii2016
Stream: Higher education

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