The main purposes of this study are to integrate the theories and researches in leadership effectiveness based on competing values framework, and construct the vocational high school principals’ leadership effectiveness indicators; to verify reliability and validity of the indicator questionnaire constructed in this study; and to find out the importance and current situation of vocational high school staff’s perception to principal competing value effectiveness. There were 50 public and private vocational high schools in Taiwan tested by questionnaire in this study. 9 educational staffs were randomly selected in each school, so there are 450 subjects in total. 421 questionnaires were received and 415 of them are valid. The rate of validity is 92.2%. Statistical methods used in this study are descriptive statistic, one-way analysis of variance and linear structural equation model. The main findings in this study are as follows: 1. vocational high school principals’ leadership effectiveness constructed in this study has 4 domains, 12 dimensions and 45 assessing indicators. 2. The internal consistency of the reliability in the questionnaire of this study reaches stability, and has good construct validity. 3. The general performance of principals’ leadership effectiveness is above average, and among all of them, the leadership effectiveness of reasonable goal has the best performance. Besides, principal’s external leadership effectiveness is better than inner leadership effectiveness.
Tsai-Feng Cheng, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Huei-Chun Wu, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
Stream: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management and Administration
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