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In this research, the objectives were to develop and validate a causal relationship model of military vocational teacher competency between the conceptualization and empirical data. The qualitative methodology was used in the research which comprising of three steps 1) studying influential factors affecting professional vocational education teachers, 2) constructing a causal model of professional vocational education teachers and 3) investigating the relevant of model and empirical data. The sample of 460 military vocational teachers were recruited from various vocational schools under The Ministry of Defence by stratified random sampling. The data was analyzed by using descriptive statistic, correlation, confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation model analysis through the program in Social Sciences.
The results showed that a causal relationship model of military vocational teacher competency had congruence with empirical data (χ2 = 40.58, df = 35, p = 0.23, RMSEA = 0.019, GFI = 0.99, AGFI = 0.95 and RMR = 0.006) The factor of a causal relationship model of military vocational teacher competency were motivation in the operation, personal, organizational commitment and management. Factors in the model could predict the variance of military vocational teacher competency at 82 percent. Moreover, the direct influential factors affecting military vocational teacher competency were work motivation factor and personal factor respectively, On the other hand, the indirect influential factors were personal factor, management factor and organizational commitment factor respectively.