Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

A Structural Equation Model of Factors Influencing Academic Administrative Effectiveness: A Study in Thai Schools Context
Chuchat Hongkhao, Somkid Sroinam, Phoom Praraksa

The academic administrative effectiveness has been the important problem of Thai schools especially the educational opportunity expansion schools in northeast of Thailand that needed solving. This research aimed to examine the model goodness of fit of factors influencing academic administrative effectiveness and investigate direct, indirect and total effect of these factors. The 710 school directors were selected by multi-stage random sampling from educational opportunity expansion schools in northeast of Thailand in academic year 2017. The data were collected using the 5-level rating scale questionnaire and then analyzed by confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation model for testing the goodness of fit index of the hypothetical model with empirical data. The results indicated the model was valid and fit to the empirical data with direct, indirect, and total effect of the factors. The research application was discussed finally.

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