Electronic Theses and Dissertations





Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education


Leadership and Policy Studies


Educational Leadership

Committee Chair

Charisse Gulosino

Committee Member

Larry McNeal

Committee Member

Reginald Green

Committee Member

Louis Franceschini


This study researched the relationship between personal wellness (mind, body, and spirit) and job satisfaction among a sample of 71 elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The investigation took place among various four faith-based associated schools and four secular independent schools in a Mid-south region. A two-part research based questionnaire was administered to randomly selected teachers in the eight schools. Correlations of wellness dimensions of body, mind, and spirit were examined and analyzed used a mixed ANOVA. Results indicated that all teachers, despite the difference in school type, felt highly satisfied with their jobs. Teachers reported very high levels of mental health, moderate to high levels of spiritual health, and relatively lower levels of physical health. A difference in the wellness profiles for the two groups was observed, with spiritual wellness receiving higher self-assessed scores among respondents at faith-based schools in comparison with those at secular schools. Respondents at both types of schools appeared to be highly satisfied with their jobs, such that no difference in level of satisfaction was seen. There was also no observed relationship between self-assessed wellness (mind, body, or spirit) and job satisfaction. This research concluded that dimensions of personal wellness vary between types of institutions.


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Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.