Variables Affecting the Servant Leadership of Educational Institute Administrators Under the Primary Educational Service Area Office

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Phitzesa Phongpanphaengpanga


The research reported here involved primary school administrators (n = 42) under the Primary Education Service Area Offices for the provinces of Buriram, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Surin in the lower northeastern region of Thailand during the 2016 academic year. It was found that: 1) The educational administrators displayed a “very high” level of servant leadership, which differed slightly among the administrators. 2) The variable that directly influenced administrators’ servant leadership was achievement motivation, which accounted for 65.30 percent of the variance (p < .01 level); and 3) The administrators’ servant leadership was indirectly influenced by their practices according to the four sublime states of mind: Loving-kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity and Learning Motivation, acting through their achievement motivation. Their work responsibilities directly influenced their practices, according to the four sublime states of mind and learning motivation.


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