Development of the Factors and Indicators of Academic Leadership of the Head Teachers of Academic Affairs in General Education Private Schools in Bangkok

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Suraphat Thanyawongse
Chainarong Suvarnasara
Warunee Lapanachokdee

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The objectives of this research were 1) to develop academic leadership factors and indicators of the head teachers of academic affairs in general education private schools in Bangkok, 2) to validate and confirm the academic leadership factors and indicators of the head teachers of academic affairs in general education private schools in Bangkok. The population consisted of 708 head teachers of academic affairs in general education private schools in Bangkok, 237 of whom were selected to be in the sample. The instrument was a questionnaire. Data analysis employed frequency, percentage, the mean, standard deviation and confirmatory factor analysis.
The research results revealed that the academic leadership factors and indicators of the head teachers of academic affairs in general education private schools in Bangkok consisted of (1) student development, with 4 indicators, (2) educational personnel development, with 3 indicators, (3) upgrading educational standards, with 4 indicators, (4) supervision, with 4 indicators, and (5) educational assessment, with 3 indicators. The validation of the levels of practice of academic leadership factors and indicators of the head teachers of academic affairs in general education private schools in Bangkok indicated that the practice of all indicators was at the high level. The confirmatory factor analysis of the model was consistent with the empirical data with both the first order and the second order, as shown by the statistics as follows: chi-square =121.61, df = 114, p=0.29, CFI = 1.00, GFI = 0.95, AGFI= 0.92, RMSEA = 0.017, RMR = 0.011.

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