Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Administration and Higher Education

First Committee Member

Carl Steinhoff

Number of Pages



The problem this study focused on was, what was the relationship between the actual and ideal leadership styles of high school assistant principals over selected district instructional objectives. In completing the research for this study, the situational leadership style and readiness theories of Paul Hersey and Kenneth H. Blanchard were used; Their theories regarding the relationship between a leader's actual and ideal leadership styles were applied to the assistant principals and teachers of nine high schools of the Clark County School District in Southern Nevada. A random sampling of these teachers were given the Readiness Style Match survey developed by Hersey and Blanchard The results provided actual and ideal style data for three objectives from the district's Performance Criteria Log. An attached questionnaire regarding the moderating variables of teacher age, sex, length of experience, and length of tenure was also given a Partial Correlation analysis, the data was processed to provide partial correlation coefficients on the relationship between actual and ideal styles of assistant principals for three selected objectives, while controlling for the above mentioned moderating variables; The results indicated that there was no positive relationship between the actual and ideal leadership styles of high school assistant principals for the selected objectives. However, frequency data indicated that a linear situation, necessary for satisfactory correlations, did not exist. Therefore, partial correlation procedures proved to be less than reliable for analysis.


Actual; Assistant; District; High; Ideal; Instructional; Leadership; Objectives; Over; Principals; Relationship; Schools; Selected; Styles

Controlled Subject

School management and organization

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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