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-item 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. In this chapter, we report on 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
Title of host publicationService Leadership Education for University Students
EditorsDaniel T.L. SHEK, Po CHUNG, Li LIN, Joav MERRICK
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781536119695
ISBN (Print)9781536119497
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePublic Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
PublisherNova Science Publishers

Bibliographical note

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. This chapter is based on a paper published in the International Journal on Disability and Human Development 2018;17(1) issue.

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