Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ded)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Laura Schulte

Second Advisor

Dr. Martha Bruckner

Third Advisor

Dr. Marilyn Grady

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Neal Grandgenett


This was a quantitative study investigating three main questions. The first two questions ascertained teachers' and parents' perceptions of the most important behaviors of effective Catholic elementary school principals in the areas of leadership styles, religious leader, instructional leader, administrator, and communicator, and the third question compared the perceptions of the two groups.


A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education. Copyright 2005 Diane M. Cronin.

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