Morale, Self-Concept, and Related Factors of Mississippi Community and Junior College Faculty

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Educational Studies and Research

First Advisor

Arthur Southerland

Advisor Department

Educational Studies and Research


This study considered the morale and self-concept scores of a random sample of community and junior college instructors from the state of Mississippi. Mississippi's strong community college system has prospered during this century, and numerous students have felt the educational impact of these two-year colleges. The literature review reveals the importance of morale studies on groups of people and how positive and negative morale affects these groups. The time frame of studies ranges from early in this century to the present. A morale scale and a self-concept scale were distributed to community college instructors, and these individuals were classified into groupings. Then, multivariate tests were run to test for statistical significance.