School of Education
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
Education, Employment, Felons, Recidivism, Well-being, Collateral Consequences
Education | Educational Psychology
McNair-Williams, Shandrika S., "The Impact of a Felon's Overall Well-Being on Education, Employment, and Recidivism" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2197.
This study examines the relationship between the self-reported mental well-being of a felon concerning their educational choices, employment opportunities, and recidivism. The study is a correlational quantitative study that used a multiple regression to analyze the data. Data were examined from visitors to the North Carolina Employment Security Commission. The data were collected from the convenience sample of 106 unemployed or underemployed felons seeking employment and/or training. The study found that there was no statistical significance between the self-reported mental well-being of a felon and their employment choices or recidivism. A significant regression equation was found with a statistically significant relationship between the self-reported mental well-being of a felon and their level of education. Suggestions for future research include participants’ seeking treatment at a mental health facility and investigating the impact of marital status.