Revisiting the Development and Validation of the Authentic Leadership Questionnaire: Analytical Clarifications

Bruce J. Avolio, Tara Wernsing, William L. Gardner

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Abstract

This article reexamines the original research and results pertaining to the construct validation of the Authentic Leadership Questionnaire. Our reexamination involved analyzing the four factor and higher order model of authentic leadership using more recent recommendations for model tests that have appeared in the literature since the original article was published. We compared the results of these procedures to those used back in 2008, excluding any adjustments to the model specifications based on modification indices. Results of these analyses are interpreted and contextualized within the stream of research accumulated on authentic leadership to the present day. We also offer recommendations for extending further construct validation work on authentic leadership theory, and more general suggestions for reporting the results of these types of analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-411
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Management
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

Keywords

  • leadership
  • measurement development
  • structural equation modeling

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