Title Development and validation of a spanish short servant leadership survey (SSLS6-3F) among spanish workers in religious non-profit organizations
Authors ORTIZ GÓMEZ, MARÍA DEL MAR, Giorgi G., MOLINA SÁNCHEZ, HORACIO, ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, MOLINA SÁNCHEZ, HORACIO, ORTIZ GÓMEZ, MARÍA DEL MAR
External publication No
Means Sustainability
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 2
Area International
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Publication date 01/01/2020
ISI 000537476200264
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85085281650
DOI 10.3390/su12093766
Abstract Religious non-profit organizations are becoming increasingly important in the third sector in a wide range of countries, where they are currently leading players in different areas, such as education, healthcare, and social work. These organizations have the peculiarity of providing a service to their users while transmitting them the values of their mission statement. An usually employed and effective management strategy for these institutions is a servant leadership style. This article seeks to introduce a theoretical discussion of this leadership approach by providing a Spanish version of an instrument for measuring servant leadership in Spanish religious non-profit institutions. To this end, workers of different Spanish faith-based non-profit organizations of the third sector, a relatively unexplored context, were analyzed after obtaining 463 valid questionnaires. This study used the Spanish translation of a seven-item and three-factor servant leadership scale. An exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis was performed. The results confirm that the six-item and three-factor servant leadership scale was the most effective scale to measure this construct. In conclusion, this research covers a notable research gap by providing a reliable and valid Spanish short version of the servant leadership scale for workers of Spanish religious non-profit organizations. © 2020 by the authors.
Keywords factor analysis; institutional development; leadership; management practice; model validation; nonprofit organization; questionnaire survey; religion; survey method; third sector; Spain
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