A Structural Equation Model of Authentic Leadership of School Administrators Affecting Innovative Organization in the Schools Under the Chaiyaphum Provincial Administrative Organization
This study aimed to study the linear structural relationship model of authentic leadership and school innovation in
schools under the Chaiyaphum Provincial Administrative Organization, Thailand. This study utilized quantitative survey
design using questionnaire as an instrument. A total of 450 samples were involved. Findings indicated that school
administrators were highly practicing authentic leadership and its aspects. In addition, results revealed that the model of
relationship between authentic leadership and school innovation were found to be consistent with empirical data, with
= 36.353 , df = 22, χ
/ df = 1.6524, P-value = 0.0278, RMSEA = 0.036, SRMR = 0.019, CFI = 0.996, TLI = 0.983. On top of
that, both total and direct influences of authentic leadership on school innovation were found to be positive at 0.842, with
statistical significance at 0.01 level. Authentic leadership could explain the variance of school innovation at 71 percent.
Index Terms— Authentic Leadership, School Innovation, School Administrators, Structural Equation Model.