Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1982

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

John A. Green

Second Committee Member

Alan R. Bergstrom

Third Committee Member

Byron L. DeShaw


The differences and similarities concerning the role of the secondary school principal as perceived by superintendents, principals, and teachers was studied. All superintendents and principals and twenty-five randomly selected teachers at the five traditional high schools in the Tri-Cities provided the input from which the data was drawn and conclusions were reached. A survey questionnaire containing forty statements frequently suggested for the secondary school principal was the tool utilized for this procedure. The results showed that there were similarities of role perceptions for the secondary school principal and there were also dissimilarities of role perceptions as seen by those same groups. Recommendations for future studies of this kind were discussed at the conclusion of the thesis.