Values at Work: An Evaluation on the Work Values of Filipino Secondary School Teachers

Louie Giray
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In any work setting, work values play an indispensable role in the success of an employee. Similarly, in the arena of education, the success of a teacher in his or her endeavor can be attributed on work values. The current study, which employs a descriptive research approach, builds on existing scholarly investigation on work values in the education industry by (1) assessing the work values of 155 secondary school teachers in Taguig City, Philippines; and (2) examining whether there is a significant difference between the work values and demographic variables. Results show that (1) all the work values—discipline, creativity, orderliness, patience, decisiveness, and achievement—are generally very much practiced; and (2) there is no significant difference between work values and each demographic variable. In light of the conclusions, schools should aid inspire secondary school teachers in developing their work values to improve oneself personally and professionally which can influence the performance of the school as a whole. It is also encouraged to broaden the subject matter's purview by expanding it to the regional and national levels.
Secondary School Teachers, High School, Work Values, Filipino Teachers, Philippines.
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