Despite the popularity and potential of self-leadership strategies in modern organizations, no acceptably valid and reliable self-leadership assessment scale has heretofore been developed. The present study tests the reliability and construct validity of a revised self-leadership measurement scale created on the basis of existing measures of self-leadership. Results from an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) demonstrate significantly better reliability and factor stability for the revised scale in comparison to existing instruments. Further, results from a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) utilizing structural equation modeling techniques demonstrate superior fit for a higher order factor model of self-leadership, thus providing evidence that the revised scale is measuring self-leadership in a way that is harmonious with self-leadership theory. Based on these results, the revised scale appears to be a reasonably reliable and valid instrument for the measurement of self-leadership skills, behaviors, and cognitions. Implications for future empirical self-leadership research are discussed.
- Factor analysis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Applied Psychology
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management