Keywords : Digital leadership scale

A Study on Digital Leadership Scale Adaptation

Onur Oktaysoy; Ethem Topcuoglu; Erdogan Kaygin

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2022, Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 407-425
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2022.60342

In recent years, the speed of digitalisation in nearly all fields has led organizations to actively use digital tools, practice working methods that are compatible with daily requirements, and adjust themselves to the process compositionally. The concept of digital leadership can be defined as the result of this necessity. Digital leaders focus on basic dynamics of the present world, can achieve digital transformation, and equate learning culture and the structure of an organization with digital standards. In this respect, to measure digital leadership understanding in Turkey, the present study adapted the scale, developed by Zeike et al. (2019) to Turkish and analyzed its reliability and validity.  In the study, the first test was conducted with 135 teachers working in Kars, while the second test was conducted with 334 academicians. The adaptation of the scale into Turkish was achieved in the research by making the analyses of normality, correlation, and exploratory factor analysis through the SPSS program and by making confirmatory factor analyses through the AMOS program. The reliability and validity of the scale obtained were achieved by gathering it under a single dimension.