Education Management

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACT AND LEVEL OF MOTIVATION OF COLLEGE EDUCATORS IN GENERAL MARIANO ALVAREZ (GMA) AND CARMONA, CAVITE

The study was conducted to determine the relationship between the psychological contract in terms of relational contract, transactional contract, perceived employer’s commitment to the employees, and employee’s commitment to the employer and the levels of motivation of college educators in General Mariano Alvarez (GMA) and Carmona, Cavite. Ninety-nine full-time college educators were randomly chosen as respondents from four colleges/universities. Findings revealed there is strong psychological contract in terms of relational contract and employees’ commitment to the employer. This means a long term relationship creates trust and loyalty to the institution, which in turn commit itself to its employers that eventually affect the level of motivation of the educators. On the other hand, there is a moderate psychological contract in terms of transactional contract and the perceived employers’ commitment to the employees that there is no significant relationship between these two and the level of motivation. Most educators are motivated because of intrinsic factors, such as recognition from their students, sense of accountability and responsibility, and feeling of professional growth. Extrinsic factors, on the other hand, include having camaraderie with their co-educators, associating with their students, and seeing their improvement.

ENRICHING THE TECHNOLOGICAL PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE (TPACK) OF SCIENCE TEACHERS THROUGH AN ENHANCEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM

The study was conducted to enhance the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) of selected public school science teachers in Quezon province through development of a training program. The mixed method of research design was utilized in the study wherein quantitative data and qualitative data were triangulated. The respondents were thirty (30) science teachers from Division of Lucena City, Division of Tayabas City and Division of Quezon. The weighted mean, t-test for significance and one-way ANOVA were used as statistical treatment of the data. Based on the findings, it was concluded that the respondents have sufficient knowledge in each domain of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK). However, aiming to elevate higher the TPACK of science teachers, an enhancement training program was developed. Implemented to the respondents, it is valid for use and it can enhance the science teachers’ TPACK level regardless of their age, sex, and teaching experience. It was recommended that science teachers may consider using the TPACK framework in order to develop their knowledge level and to enhance the teaching and learning processes. School administrators may also adapt the TPACK training program as part of their faculty development program.

INSTITUTIONAL CLIMATE AND LEARNERS’ BEHAVIOR TOWARDS A CHILD-FRIENDLY SCHOOL

This research aimed to promote a positive institutional climate that yields learners’ behavior towards a child-friendly school. This study utilized a descriptive-correlation research design wherein the study focused on determining the relationship between the institutional climate and learners’ behavior as assessed by the public elementary teachers. A total of 150 public elementary teachers from six selected public elementary schools in Caloocan City voluntarily participated in the study. The teachers were randomly selected using a stratified random sampling technique from kindergarten to Grade 6 during the school year 2019-2020. This study was limited to the assessment of the institutional climate based on the goals of a child-friendly school and learners’ behavior. Based on the assessment of public elementary teachers, it showed that the highest degree of achievements on learners’ behavior was “social responsibility” and “spiritual growth,” while the lowest was “self-confidence.” In terms of institutional climate, the study revealed that the highest degree achievements on the institutional climate were “ensure high academic achievement and success” and “raise teachers’ morale and motivation,” while the lowest was “encourage enrolment and competition.” Moreover, the study showed that there is a significant relationship between institutional climate and learners’ behavior. This result implies that a school environment is a factor in learners’ behavior. The specific intention of the proposed enhancement program is geared towards the understanding that the school environment is a factor in the behavior of a learner. This study is to ensure that teachers and learners co-exist in promoting a healthy learning environment. Keywords: behavior, child-friendly school, institutional climate, learners’ behavior, school environment

COMPLIANCE TO DISCIPLINARY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN SELECTED COLLEGES OF NURSING

This research aimed to determine the nursing students’ compliance with the disciplinary policies and procedures in selected colleges of nursing in Quezon City. The researcher used a descriptive comparative research design. A total of 428 nursing students and 72 nursing faculty members from the three selected colleges of nursing in various universities which offered the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program participated in the study. The collected data revealed that most of the nursing students enrolled in three selected colleges of nursing in terms of gender are female nursing students; in terms of year level in college are fourth-year nursing students, and a majority of the participants’ parents are college graduates. The gathered data revealed that the least complied area among the disciplinary policies and procedures is “general behavior guidelines.” The study also revealed that there is a significant difference in the degree of compliance of nursing students with the disciplinary policies and procedures among the year levels in college. The study showed that the most disobeyed group of participants among the year levels is the “third-year nursing students.” The specific intention of the proposed Action Disciplinary Approach (ADA) is to enhance nursing students’ compliance with the institutional disciplinary policies and procedures. Keywords: behavior, compliance, disciplinary policies and procedures, discipline, student handbook