Tommy Phillips

Tommy Phillips

Associate Professor

Human Development and Family Sciences

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9745
Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Adolescent Development and Well-Being
  • Religiosity and Well-Being
  • Young Adult Romantic Relationships

  • Ph.D., Auburn University
  • M.A., University of West Georgia
  • B.A., University of West Georgia

Society Membership:
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • Southeastern Council on Family Relations


  • Marks, L. D., D. C. Dollahite, T. G. Hatch, M. A. Goodman, T. M. Phillips, H.H. Kelley. 2020. The real Book of Mormon musical: Latter-day Saint family home evening as a weekly ritual. Marriage and Family Review 56(5):425-448.   Download
  • Leonhardt, N. D., E. R. Kirchner, T. M. Phillips, A. D. Skipper, D. C. Dollahite, L. D. Marks. 2019. Together forever: Eternal perspective and sacred practices in American Latterday Saint families. Routledge. In D. C. Dollahite and L. D. Marks (Eds.), Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith, Exploring Religious Differences, 1st Edition. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. New York.
  • Leonhardt, N. D., E. R. Kirchner, T. M. Phillips, A. D. Skipper, D. C. Dollahite, L. D. Marks. 2018. Together forever: Eternel perspective and sacred practices in American Latter-day Saint families. Marriage and Family Review 54(7):719-732.  Download
  • Phillips, T. M. 2018. Religion, Adolescent-Well-Being, and Educational Outcomes. In W. Jeynes (Ed.), The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education. John Wiley and Sons.  Download
  • Phillips, T. M., J. D. Wilmoth, B. E. Wheeler, C. Brooks, E. E. Shaw, J. Turner. 2018. Observance of regular family routines by family structure. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences 110(4):22-26.  Download
  • Williams, J.M., T.M. Phillips, L. Stockdale, H.G. Holmgren, D.W. Wong, D.J. Peterson. 2017. An exploratory study of violent media consumption and aggression in black college students. Journal of Black Studies.  Download
  • Turner, J., Wilmoth, J. and Phillips, T. 2014. What do you want to accomplish in the next 10 years? The future goals of emerging adults. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension 2(3):87-96.  Download
  • Phillips, T., B. Randall, D. Peterson, J. Wilmoth, L. Pickering. 2013. Personal problems among rural youth and their relation to psychosocial well-being. Journal of Extension 51(3):v51-3a9.   Download
  • Phillips, T., J. Wilmoth, D. Peterson, S. Wall, R. Budkley, L. Phillips. 2013. Recollected parental care and fear of intimacy in emerging adults. The Family Journal 21(3):335-341.  Download
  • Phillips, T. 2012. An exploration of the triarchic model of poverty. Journal of Poverty 16(2):220-231.  Download
  • Phillips, T. 2012. The influence of family structure vs. family climate on adolescent well-being. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal 29:103-110.  Download
  • Phillips, T.M., J.D. Wilmoth, and L.D. Marks. 2012. Challenges and conflicts ...strengths and supports: A study of enduring African American marriages. Journal of Black Studies 43(8):936-952.  Download
  • Wilmoth, J.D., S. Smyser, T. Phillips. 2011. Effects of education and training on clergy self-efficacy beliefs in providing marriage preparation. Journal of Pastoral Counseling 45:52-63.
  • Wilmoth, J., S. Smyser, T. Staier, T.M. Phillips. 2010. Influence of a statewide marriage initiative on clergy involvement in marriage preparation. Marriage and Family Review 46:278-299.  Download
  • Ketter, J.J., T.M. Phillips, N. King, C. Hibler. 2009. Multicultural competence as a component of NCATE Standard IV accountability. International Forum of Teaching and Studies 5(2):11-17.
  • Phillips, T. 2009. Does social desirability bias distort results on the Ego Identity Process Questionnaire or the Identity Style Inventory? Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research 9:55-62.  Download
  • Phillips, T.M., J. Wilmoth, T. Staier. 2009. The "secrets" to marital success: Using field assignements to enhance student understanding. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences 101:18-19.
  • Phillips, T.M., S. Wall, C. Li, L. Phillips. 2009. Between memories of the past and expectations of the future: Young adults in romantic relationships. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences 101-2:23-27.
  • Phillips, T. 2008. A triarchic model of poverty. Theory and Science 9(3).  Download
  • Phillips, T. 2008. Age-related differences in identity style: A cross-sectional analysis. Current Psychology 27:205-215.  Download
  • Phillips, T. 2007. The effects of Appalachian fatalism on adolescent identity processes. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences 99:11-15.
  • Phillips, T., J. Pittman. 2007. Adolescent psychological well-being by identity style: A between-groups analysis. Journal of Adolescence 30:1021-1034.  Download
  • Phillips, T., J. Pittman. 2003. Identity processes in poor adolescents: Exploring the linkages between economic disadvantage and the primary task of adolescence. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research 3:115-129.  Download