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Development and preliminary validation of the interest in leadership scale

Steele, A.R.ORCID: 0000-0001-5045-9520 and Day, D.V. (2020) Development and preliminary validation of the interest in leadership scale. SAGE Open, 10 (1).

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Interest pertains to an individual's psychological arousal toward a topic, which is thought to motivate effort allocation and attention. Interest in leadership has been identified as a potential antecedent of leader development; however, supporting empirical evidence has been hindered by the lack of a relevant scale to measure the construct. Study 1 outlines the development of the Interest in Leadership Scale (ILS) using Rasch scale development principles. Study 2 establishes the predictive validity of the ILS with self-rated leadership emergence and transformational leadership behaviors. This measure is likely to prove useful in the future measurement of and research into the topic of interest in leadership.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Publisher: SAGE
Copyright: © 2020 The Author(s)
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