Journal of Applied Structural Equation Modeling, Volume 3 Issue 1 – Published online: Jan 2019

CONCEPTUALIZING AND ASSESSING AN INTEGRATED HIERARCHICAL LEADERSHIP CONSTRUCT IN EDUCATION CONTEXT 
Lei Mee Thien*, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
Ashley Yoon Mooi Ng, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
T. Ramayah,  Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Corresponding Author: Lei Mee Thien | Email: [email protected]
ABSTRACT
The issues of measurement model misspecification and multicollinearity in leadership literature has provoked the current study to conceptualize and assess an integrated hierarchical Bass’s (1985) transformational and transactional leadership construct in education context. This study employed a quantitative cross-sectional survey method. Data were collected from 322 teachers who were selected from 20 Malaysian secondary schools. Partial least squares-structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) approach with WarpPLS 5.0 was used to analyze the data. Convergent and discriminant validity of the six reflective first-order constructs were warranted. Results of redundancy analysis, significant weights, and acceptable variance inflation factor values supported the proposed third-order integrated hierarchical leadership construct. Results inform an implication on generating new knowledge regarding a hierarchical perspective of transformational and transactional leadership. Using PLS-SEM approach with new algorithms to assess the integrated hierarchical leadership construct can be a methodological contribution of this study. Limitations, implications, and suggestions for future studies were discussed.
Citation: Thien, L. M., Rasoolimanesha, S. M., Ng, A. Y. M., & Ramayah, T. (2019), Conceptualizing and assessing an integrated hierarchical leadership construct in education context. Journal of Applied Structural Equation Modeling. 3(1), 15-30

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