Leader Humility in Singapore: An Inductively Developed Measure
Conference Proceeding Article
Previous research conducted in Singapore identified nine dimensions of leader humility: (1) having an accurate view of self, (2) recognizing follower strengths and achievements, (3) modeling teachability, (4) leading by example, (5) showing modesty, (6) working together for the collective good, (7) expressing empathy and being approachable, (8) showing mutual respect and fairness, and (9) mentoring and coaching (Oc, Bashshur, Daniels, Greguras & Diefendorff, in press). Based on these dimensions and their associated definitions, we developed a set of items to measure leader humility from both follower and leader perspectives. Specifically, across two studies, we developed and validated follower- and leader-report scales for each of the nine dimensions. Further we developed a 27-item composite humility scale, a 9-item short humility scale, and a 4-item global measure. All scales evidenced acceptable levels of reliability and validity although this was especially true for the other-report measures. Key findings of these two studies are discussed below.
Humility, Leadership, Measure
Leadership Studies | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Academy of Management Proceedings
Academy of Management
City or Country
Briarcliff Manor, NY
BASHSHUR, Michael Ramsay; Daniels, Michael A.; GREGURAS, Gary John; Diefendorff, James M.; and Oc, Burak.
Leader Humility in Singapore: An Inductively Developed Measure. (2015). Academy of Management Proceedings. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/4913