A Factor Analysis on Ideal Leadership Characteristics Among Young MBA Students: A Case Study of International MBA Program in Assumption University

Mohammad Raoufian, Sirichai Preudhikulpradab, PhD



This survey research used the quantitative approach and examined four variables, consisting of self-awareness, communication, trust, and team-building literature review. This study was conducted at Assumption University of Thailand, Hua-mak campus among current international MBA program students who were employees in different organizations in Bangkok. For analyzing the gathered data, analysis descriptive statistics and factor analysis were used to find out the perception of respondents, specifying the characteristics that were appropriate for grounding up as leadership development program, and then determined the priorities of these characteristics that could be fitted for proposing LDP. The procedure and finding of this study as the model can be used for schools of management, related training institutes, and organizations that would like to design and implement LDPs for their employees to train current or future leaders.


Keywords: leadership development program (LDP), self-awareness, communication, trust, and team-building.

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