Correlates of Work Values Among Secondary School Teachers in Central Mindanao

6 Pages Posted: 12 May 2018

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Musa Unos

Mindanao State University

Date Written: June 3, 2017


Every man approached his “works” with different attitude and with different attitude and with different expectations towards it. The disposition he has toward the work environment is one that has its roots in the values and experience that he brings to his job. The attitude that a person has toward work itself can influence how quickly and willingly he will adapt to his job and how much satisfaction he will obtain from it. Indeed, knowledge and understanding of work values among secondary school teachers would enhance and facilitate understanding and solving various academic problems arising from the influence of operational values. The primary purpose of this study was to determine the extent of relationship between socio-demographic characteristics and work values among secondary school teachers in Central Mindanao. Specifically, it is designed to answer the following research problems: What are the socio-demographic characteristics of the teacher – respondents and characteristics of public and private secondary school in Central Mindanao? How do the teacher-respondents perceive work values such as Achievement, Competence, Recognition, Interpersonal Relations, Security, Community Relations, Creativity, Supervisory Relations, Prestige, Aesthetic, Intellectual Stimulation, and Enthusiasm? What socio – demographic characteristics of teachers are related to work values of teachers? This study used a descriptive – correlational method to determine the correlates of work values among secondary school teachers both in public and private schools in Central Mindanao. The major research findings, briefly stated, are as follows: The respondents were 325 teachers from secondary schools in Central Mindanao. Of this number, 258 were from public schools and 67 were from private schools. Typically, they were females, 36.38 year old, and married. Majority were bachelor’s degree holders only, with permanent appointment, and a teaching experience of 9.65 years. They perceived the work values of achievement, competence, recognition, interpersonal relations, security, community relations, creativity, supervisory relationship, prestige, aesthetic intellectual stimulation, and enthusiasm as very important. Of these values, however, competence, enthusiasm, interpersonal relations, aesthetic, supervisory relations, and prestige were perceived as relatively more important than others. Length of Service, school type and educational attainment were observed to have significant relationship to some work values. Length of service was significantly related to the value of recognition, which positive or direct relationship. School type and school location were significantly related to the values of competence, creativity, and supervisory relations, also with positive or direct relationship. Further, educational attainment was significantly related to interpersonal relations, with indirect relationship.

Keywords: Development of Values of Students, Performance of School Administration

Suggested Citation

Unos, Musa, Correlates of Work Values Among Secondary School Teachers in Central Mindanao (June 3, 2017). Proceedings Journal of Education, Psychology and Social Science Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2017. Available at SSRN: or

Musa Unos (Contact Author)

Mindanao State University ( email )

Marawi Ciy, 9700

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