Perceptions of Leadership Ethics of Principals in Saudi Arabian High Schools

Abdulaziz Saeed Alqahtani, Mofareh Saeed Alkrdem


The purpose of this study was to investigate Saudi Arabia’s school principals’ perceptions of their leadership ethics. In this investigation, the leadership ethics principals were considered in the following 14 items. The survey instrument was distributed to all 263 principals in the 263 high schools in Saudi Arabia. Each of the principals was asked to review, complete, and return. In Saudi Arabia, all schools are segregated by gender as well as by geographical population. Of the 263 surveys distributed, 238 surveys were reviewed, completed, and returned. This equates to 90.5% of the total amount of Saudi principals asked to complete the survey. The data found that the overall average of the perception of leadership ethics principals in Saudi Arabian high school was 4.26. The data also showed there was no statistically significant difference between male and female principals, between the number of years of principal experience who answered the questions, or between the highest of educational degrees they completed regarding their principal leadership ethics.


Behaviors; Ethics indicators; Principals- leadership

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