How Character Education Impacts Teachers


  • Kioh Kim University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Carmen Jones Harris Hillsborough County Schools
  • Long Pham University of Louisiana at Monroe



teacher education, character education, college education


In recent years, teacher retention rates have decreased and student behavioral concerns have increased. This article presents if teachers that who have favorable beliefs about the effectiveness of Character Education programs also have a greater satisfaction with their career. Based on the responses of 159 school teachers, a positive correlation was found between teachers who self-reported that Character Education programs are effective. These teachers also reported a higher level of satisfaction with their teaching career. Character education programs help students moderate their behavior, and boost teacher career satisfaction.


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Author Biographies

Kioh Kim, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Dr. Kim is an endowed professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM), where he serves as the Graduate Coordinator and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Director for the School of Education. He earned his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Wyoming in 2005. He has been teaching since 1992 in K-12, college undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Kim’s research interests include pre/in-service teachers’ technology integration into their classroom and training pre/in-service teachers computer-based technology.

Carmen Jones Harris, Hillsborough County Schools

Dr. Harris is an Elementary School Administrator with Hillsborough County Schools in Tampa, FL. She is also an adjunct professor for aspiring career changing professionals to education at Hillsborough Community College, also in Tampa, FL. She earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) in 2016. She has been a classroom teacher, academic specialist and school administrator since 2000 in schools K-12 in North Carolina, Illinois and Florida. Dr. Harris' research interest include Character Education's impact on teachers in urban schools.

Long Pham, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Dr. Long Pham is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Quantitative Analysis for Business, School of Management, College of Business and Social Sciences, University of Louisiana at Monroe; and Department of Economics and Management, Thuyloi University, Hanoi, Vietnam. He received his Ph.D. in Management at New Mexico State University. His research interests are Negotiation Analysis, E-negotiation, Online Auctions, E-commerce, E-purchasing, E-banking, E-learning, and Multiple Criteria Decision Making. He has published in Journals such as Business Studies Journal, International Journal of Entrepreneurship, Journal of International Business Research, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, among others.




How to Cite

Kim, K., Harris, C. J., & Pham, L. (2018). How Character Education Impacts Teachers. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education, 3(1), xx-xx.