Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1968

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



Committee Chair

Richard V. Alumbaugh

Second Committee Member

James G. Green

Third Committee Member

Branton K. Holmberg


This research investigated possible differences between the individual self concepts of bearded and non-bearded college men. Two groups of college men, 50 bearded (B) and 50 non-bearded (NB), were randomly selected, interviewed, and given the Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS). Subjects were placed into appropriate categories by judges when they were present during testing times, and by the researcher when they were not. No significant differences in the self concepts existed between groups. These results may reflect what may be expected from other groups or college men.

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