International Islamic University of Malaysia
The main purpose of the study is to explore, conceptualizing and validating the Malaysian Vocational College Leaders’ Strategic Leadership Inventory (MVCLSLI). The study employed a survey approach, and the data were collected using adapted five-point Likert scale survey questionnaire. Data were collected from 65 vocational colleges throughout Malaysia. A total of 500 school leaders (208 males and 209 females) participated in the study. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and Structural Equation Modeling. The findings of the study revealed that the Malaysian Vocational College leaders possess high-level of strategic leadership practices. It also indicated that the Malaysian Vocational College leaders possessed seven out of nine characteristics of strategic leadership. Thus, MVCLSLI constitutes a seven-factor model comprised strategic orientation, strategic alignment, strategic intervention, restlessness, absorptive capacity, adaptive capacity, and wisdom. This present study initiated the development of the strategic leadership practices model in the Malaysian educational context.
strategic leadership, Malaysian vocational college leaders, descriptive statistics, structural equation modeling, education