Leadership assessment tools in different Chinese contexts

Li LIN, Daniel TL SHEK*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Leadership research in different Chinese contexts is growing rapidly with plentiful assessment tools emerging in the field. Using a cross-cultural study framework, this paper provides an overview of contemporary leadership assessment tools used in different Chinese contexts. The leadership assessment tools developed by the etic approach, emic approach and combined etic-emic approach all contribute to the knowledge advancement of leadership, yet their limitations should also be noted. This paper ends with a critique of Chinese leadership assessment tools and recommendations for future directions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-393
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Child and Adolescent Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

The validation project is financially supported by the Victor and William Fung Foundation. The preparation for this paper is supported by the Foundation and the Endowed Professorship in Service Leadership Education at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


  • Leadership assessment tools
  • culture
  • indigenous leadership
  • Chinese contexts


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