MARCH 2024 ISSUE

Research Article

Work Values and Teaching Performance of Physical Education Teachers in Secondary Schools

Abstract

This study investigated the work values and teaching performance of Physical Education teachers in secondary schools in the Philippines. Employing a descriptive research design, a total of 222 respondents composed of 114 teachers, 83 students, and 25 school heads were asked to fill out a questionnaire on teacher work values and teacher performance of teachers. Teacher-respondents were also asked to supply their demographic profile. Findings revealed that work values were very much important to the respondents, with a positive attitude being rated the highest among the indicators. A closer look shows that loyalty was rated highest by teachers, strong self-confidence by students, and positive attitude by school heads. Concerning teaching performance, teachers were rated very satisfactory on content knowledge and pedagogy, learning environment and diversity of learners, curriculum and planning, and assessment and reporting. Correlation analysis revealed that there was a significant relationship between age and positive attitude, length of service and positive attitude, length of service and adaptability, a number of seminars attended and professionalism, a number of seminars attended and strong self-confidence, and a number of seminars attended and dependability and responsibility. In addition, a significant relationship was determined between age and curriculum and planning, educational attainment and content knowledge and pedagogy, educational attainment, and curriculum and planning, several seminars and content knowledge and pedagogy, and several seminars and curriculum and planning. Moreover, results revealed that there was a significant relationship between professionalism and content knowledge and pedagogy, positive attitude and learning environment and diversity of learners, and adaptability and learning environment and diversity of learners.

Keywords: Work values; Teaching performance, Physical education teachers; Secondary schools; Philippines

Work Values and Teaching Performance of Physical Education Teachers in Secondary Schools