A Structural Equation Model of Transformational Leadership for Industrial in Thailand

  •  Yingyote Chokchaiworarat    
  •  Krit Jarinto    


This study attempted to investigate and search for the appropriate structure model of leadership in industrial organization of Thailand by comparison between leadership of two industry groups. The study relied on the data collected from 338 managers in Group awarded TQA / TQC (Thailand Quality Award / Thailand Quality Class) and Survival industries group according to the classification of the NESDB (Office of the National Economics and Social Development Board). A questionnaire 5 scale was used to collect the data which was analyzed using AMOS program v.18.0, the total response rate is 97.04 %. The study revealed that there is significant different of leadership between groups. Furthermore, the results light out that the transformational leadership is positively influenced with organization performance especially finance area. In the same line, transformational leadership is found to be not only positively effected with organization commitment but also as stronger effect on empowerment factor. The finding also shows the indirect effect between transformational leadership and organization performance via mediating factors. With believing of different leadership level and its effect, future study can be conducted in different research context. This research has figured out the weakness of empirical study in organization management literatures by connecting the leadership behavior, empowerment, and how they are associated to employee commitment to increase organization performance. In the same way, it has provided a guideline for the public sectors in general and particularly in industrial context on how to successfully implement change phenomena as well as how to get effective and efficient leadership with change management.

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