The development and evaluation of a second-order factor structure for the Leadership Behaviour Inventory (LBI)
Thesis (MComm (Industrial Psychology))--University of Stellenbosch, 2006.
The aim of this study is to derive a theoretically justifiable hypothesis on the second-order factor structure of the Leadership Behaviour Inventory (LBI). The available empirical evidence on the validity of the measurement and structural models underlying the Performance Index (PI) together with the positive results on the LBI, allows the opportunity to proceed with the task of explicating and evaluating a comprehensive leadership-organizational unit performance structural model. Before this can be undertaken, however, a good fitting second-order factor structure for the LBI needs to be developed. The second-order factor structure proposed by Avolio, Bass and Jung (1999) for the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) is adapted, applied to the LBI and tested empirically. The results suggests a reasonable to mediocre fitting model that clearly outperforms the independence model, however, fails to satisfactory capture the complexity of the processes which underlie the LBI.