Jordanian Educational Journal


The aim of this study is to identify the status quo of the rational decision-taking in Saudi private schools in Riyadh, and its relation to some variables. The researcher followed the descriptive method to achieve the goal of the study. The study population consisted of (974) male/femle principals and (24392) male/femle teachers of private schools in the city of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The sample of the study was (270) male/femle principals and (810) male/femle teachers. To compile the study data, a questionnaire was prepared consisting of (59) paragraphs divided into eight areas. The results indicated that the degree of decision-making in private schools in the city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia from the point of view of principals and teachers in general was high. The results also showed significant differences at the level of significance (0.05) due to the job title variable, in favor of pricipals, and due to sex variable in favor of males, and due to experience variable in favor of long experience. Whereas, there were no significant differences due to qulifications.

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