Title: The development of principal change leadership emotional intelligence model
Authors: Omar Abdull Kareem; Tai Mei Kin
Addresses: Department of Management and Leadership, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia ' Department of Management and Leadership, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
Abstract: The main purpose of the study was to develop a substantiated Principals Change Leadership Emotional Intelligence (PCLEI) model to identify critical PCLEI that maximises change effectiveness in Malaysian secondary schools. It adopted a survey method with 731 school principals as respondents. It was tested rigorously with Rasch analysis and structural equation modelling. The analysis yielded a four-factor PCLEI model namely, Emotional Perceiving and Expressing, Emotional Utilisation, Emotional Understanding and Emotional Regulation with normed chi-square = 1.613, TLI = .971, CFI = .978 and RMSEA = .046. This is a coherent premier tested model derived in a local education setting with good convergent validity, discriminant validity and composite reliability. It would benefit educational practitioners in planning, designing and evaluating future training programs for present and prospective school principals.
Keywords: principal change leadership; educational leadership; emotional intelligence; emotional perceiving and expressing; emotional utilisation; emotional understanding; emotional regulation; school change; Rasch analysis; structural equation modelling.
International Journal of Management in Education, 2018 Vol.12 No.3, pp.276 - 313
Received: 27 Sep 2017
Accepted: 30 Nov 2017
Published online: 01 Jul 2018 *