Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

Degree Name



Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. William Denton


This quantitative study described the perceptions of teachers and school administrators related to six variables in the Dekalb County School System. The study involved a population of 200 teachers and 75 school administrators employed in a large metropolitan school system in Georgia. The respondents from the population of 200 teachers and 75 school administrators consisted of 202 total subjects. The sample of the population was analyzed during the 1998-99 academic school year.

There were a total of six variables in the study. The statistical procedures involved a t-test for Equality of Means and a Pearson Correlation Analysis. There were six significant findings according to the t-test results. The statistical review of the survey data revealed that teachers and school administrators had significantly different perceptions on all six variables. The overall mean scores were consistently higher for school administrators showing that they were more likely to agree on the tested variables than teachers.

According to the Pearson test, all of the variables had a ( r ) value less than .397. The Pearson Analysis produced a weak but significant relationship between teachers and school administrators on all of the variables, thereby supporting the ttest analysis and rejecting all six hypotheses.

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