Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ded)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Leon Dappen

Second Advisor

Dr. Marilyn Grady

Third Advisor

Dr. Neal Grandgenett

Fourth Advisor

Dr. John W. Hill


The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which Nebraska high school principals practiced data-driven decision-making and to determine the relationships between principals' data-driven decision-making and the contextual factors. The following leadership dimensions were surveyed: school vision, school instruction, school organization, collaborative partnerships, moral perspective, and larger-context politics. Three categories of contextual variables were included for study: principal characteristics as people factors, leadership dimensions as problem factors, and school setting as organization factors.


A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education. Copyright 2005 Mingchu (Neal) Luo

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