Secondary Education Principals/Superintendents
To discover how secondary school principals exert leadership in their
particular school settings.
The sample populations came from three midwestern (Nebraska),
suburban, large, comprehensive, public high schools. The principals (one male and two
females) completed the LPI-Self and 25 percent of their teaching staff were randomly
selected to complete the LPI-Observer (N=52). Each principal was interviewed, as were 25
percent of those teachers who completed the LPI-Observer (N=15).
There were significant differences between the teachers' perceptions
of the leadership practices of their principals across the three schools (substantiated by interviewing teachers within each school). The author concludes: