Development of Excellent Leadership Indicators of Administrators in Private Schools in Northeastern Thailand

  •  Weerawat Sintupun    
  •  Wichit Khammantakhun    
  •  Thanyaporn Nualsing    


The purposes of this research were 1) to study existing excellent leadership indicators of private school administrators and 2) to test the consistency between the developed excellent leadership model and the empirical data. The sample group was consisted of 532 administrators and teachers in private schools in northeastern Thailand certified by the Office of Nation Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Public Organization), Thailand. They were obtained through purposive sampling. The research instruments for data collection included 1) a semi-structured interview form and 2) a 5-point rating scale questionnaire with a content validity between 0.60 - 1.00 and a reliability of 0.992. The data was analyzed with a statistical package and content analysis. The results of the research were as follows: 1. The developed model of excellent leadership indicators of the private school administrators contained 5 core elements and 82 indicators including 1) transformational leadership with 4 sub-elements and 12 indicators, 2) strategic management leadership with 4 sub-elements and 15 indicators, 3) academic leadership with 4 sub-elements and 14 indicators, 4) corporate communication with 5 sub-elements and 21 indicators, and 5) technological skills with 6 sub-elements and 20 indicators. 2. The developed model of the excellent leadership indicators of the private school administrators was in consistence with the empirical data (Chi-square = 357.51, df = 149, p = 0.00000, x2/df = 2.39, GFI = 0.94, AGFI = 0.90, RMSEA = .0.051, RMR = 0.013).

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