Content validation of the service leadership attitudes scale

Daniel T.L. SHEK*, Li LIN, Hildie LEUNG, Lu YU, Cecilia M.S. MA, Xiang LI

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The notion of service leadership has been proposed to meet the demands of service economies. However, there is no scientific measure of people's attitudes toward service leadership. We thus developed the 132-items Service Leadership Attitudes Scale (SLAS) with an objective to measure individuals' attitudes and beliefs toward leadership qualities and leadership practices upheld by service leadership model. The current study reports the content validation based on the responses of three judges of experts. Results showed that the items were perceived by the experts to be relevant to, clear, and representative of the construct measured. The development of SLAS has implications for leadership development and education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-157
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This paper and the related research project on the development of the assessment tools for the Service Leadership Model are financially supported by the Victor and William Fung Foundation.

Publisher Copyright:
© Nova Science Publishers, Inc.


  • Content validation
  • Core beliefs
  • Service leadership
  • Service leadership attitudes scale


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    SHEK, D. T. L., LIN, L., LEUNG, H., YU, L., MA, C. M. S. & LI, X., Jun 2017, Service Leadership Education for University Students. SHEK, D. T. L., CHUNG, P., LIN, L. & MERRICK, J. (eds.). Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 205-226 22 p. (Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies).

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