Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)


Educational Leadership

Date of Award

August 1987


This study compares the value systems of public school principals and middle managers in manufacturing industries in four counties in Upper East Tennessee. The purpose of the study is to provide information for persons involved in planning policies and providing funds for public school education programs. This is a descriptive study which uses data gathered from the administration of the Rokeach Value Survey to principals and managers selected for the study. The data presented include comparisons of median scores of individual values in terms of their relationships and differences by main research groups as well as sex and age subgroups. With a few exceptions, the value systems of principals and managers were found to be similar and overlapping. Conclusions of the study indicate a need for cooperative planning for and implementation of educational programs which relate to the common value systems of the leaders of educational and manufacturing institutions.

Document Type

Dissertation - unrestricted