Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 3(3), pp. 290-296, March 2012         
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Full Length Research Paper

On the design of the leadership scale for the elementary school and junior high school students

Tsung-Wen Cheng*1, Chien-Chung Lin2, Yao-Ming Chu3, Yao-Yu Tsai4

1Fangliao High School, Pingtung, Taiwan

2Graduate Institute of Business and Management,Meiho University, Pingtung, Taiwan

3Department of Industrial Technology Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University,Kaohsiung, Taiwan

4Fangliao High School, Pingtung, Taiwan

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ptwen2466@gmail.com

Received 20 February, 2012; Accepted 29 February, 2012

Abstract

The purpose of the research attempts to develop the leadership scale of both elementary school and junior high students. The participants were the 122 students from 5th grade to 7thgrade in Pingtung County, Taiwan. The researchers designed a student’s leadership scale in accordance with the theory of leadership. Then, the scale would be revised by the scholars in this field, after validity and validation. The scale included nine skills: design skills, group skills, basic concept of leadership, problem solving skills, decision making skills, personality, values clarification, oral communication skills, and writing communication skills.The research discovers that the scale has positive internal consistency and each factor in the scale is highly related. Hence, the scale has positive construct validity.

 

Keywords: Leadership, elementary school student, junior high school student, scale, leadership scale.

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