Date of Award

Spring 5-14-2023

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



Committee Chair

Kyna Shelley

Committee Chair School


Committee Member 2

Thomas Lipscomb

Committee Member 2 School


Committee Member 3

Thomas O' Brien

Committee Member 3 School


Committee Member 4

Richard Mohn

Committee Member 4 School



This study investigated the correlations between occupational citizenship behaviors, self-efficacy, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment of math and science teachers. The purpose was to discern how these variables interacted to determine how best to support these teachers so they may be more likely to stay teaching in their organizations until retirement. The researcher surveyed math and science teachers within the State of Alabama. There were 314 math and science teachers who completed the survey instrument. Six hypotheses were evaluated to determine if all the variables had positive relationships with each other. From the correlation analysis, used for hypothesis testing, total scores of all latent variable scales were calculated and used for the analyses. Four were supported by the analysis results while two were not.

Due to the hypothesis testing results, the researcher conducted exploratory analysis including path analysis of the total scores of the latent variable scales and further correlation analysis of their subscales. The further analyses yielded more useful information used to further explain the interactions between the study variables.

Results of all analyses were used by the researcher to make recommendations to school districts and post-secondary institutions on how best to provide training to practicing teachers and pre-service teachers. Further recommendations for future research were also proposed.