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Table 1 Sustainment Leadership Scale, subscale and item statistics for 2014 data

From: Leading for the long haul: a mixed-method evaluation of the Sustainment Leadership Scale (SLS)

SLS items, subscales, and total Mean sd α CFA factor loadings
1. Proactive leadership 2.80 1.11 .94 .93
 Developed a plan to facilitate sustainment of SafeCare 2.82 1.16   .96
 Removed obstacles to the sustainment of SafeCare 2.65 1.22   .87
 Established clear department standards for the sustainment of SafeCare 2.93 1.14   .93
2. Knowledgeable leadership 3.11 1.00 .98 .84
 Is knowledgeable about SafeCare 3.13 0.99   .97
 Is able to answer staff questions about SafeCare 3.09 1.03   .98
 Knows what he/she is taking about when it comes to SafeCare 3.12 1.03   .98
3. Supportive leadership 3.23 0.93 .96 .90
 Recognizes and appreciates employee efforts toward successful sustainment of SafeCare 3.18 1.00   .91
 Supports employee efforts to learn more about SafeCare 3.21 0.99   .99
 Supports employee efforts to use SafeCare 3.29 0.92   .96
4. Perseverant leadership 3.05 0.95 .94 .94
 Perseveres through the ups and downs of sustainment of SafeCare 3.06 0.95   .97
 Carries on through the challenges of sustaining SafeCare 3.10 0.91   .98
 Reacts to critical issues regarding the sustainment of SafeCare by effectively addressing the problem(s) 2.97 1.13   .86
Sustainment Leadership Scale total 3.05 0.92 .97  
  1. Note: N = 157 for means, standard deviations, ICC, and alphas; sd = standard deviation; factor loadings are standardized