The Components of Strategic Leadership of Prosthetic and Orthotic Practitioners in Thailand

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Thatchanan Manopetkasem
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2021-3129
Suree Kanjanawong
Phaisarn Jantarungsri

Abstract

Objective:  To determine the components and to test the validity of factor analysis of strategic leadership among prosthetic and orthotic practitioners in Thailand with the empirical data.
Methods:  The sample consisted of 754 prosthetic and orthotic practitioners from 200 government hospitals in Thailand. The two instruments used were structured interview and questionnaires consisting of 66 items with Item-Objective Congruence (IOC) at 0.96 and the reliability of questionnaire in the form of Cronbach alpha coefficient was 0.98. The content analysis, exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were used to analyze data.
Results: There were 7 components of strategic leadership among prosthetic and orthotic practitioners in Thailand which consisted of 42 factors with factor loadings as follows: relating the part to the whole (0.997), corporate spirit (0.904), strategic thinking and planning (0.899), building partnerships (0.896), developing today’ and tomorrow’s leader (0.878), making it happen (0.865), and giving direction (0.823). The validity test results of factor analysis  of  strategic leadership among prosthetic and orthotic practitioners in Thailand  were confirmed with the empirical data.
Conclusion: From the research findings, 7 components of strategic leadership should be developed among prosthetic and orthotic practitioners, particulary the first three components i.e., relating the part to the whole, corporate spirit, and strategic thinking and planning.

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Manopetkasem, T., Kanjanawong, S., & Jantarungsri, P. (2019). The Components of Strategic Leadership of Prosthetic and Orthotic Practitioners in Thailand. Siriraj Medical Journal, 71(5), 349–355. https://doi.org/10.33192/Smj.2019.53
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