School Climate as it Relates to Organizational Commitment of Teachers

Abstract

Teaching is one of the most important professions from the standpoint of human welfare. It is considered as one of the most exalted forms of social service. Teaching is also one of the most technical, difficult, and challenging professions (Acero, Javier, & Castro, 2000). Likewise, teaching is also considered a great opportunity. In the words of Gregorio (1986), no one should enter into this work without an appreciation of the great opportunity it offers for high service and gratifying achievement. This study aimed to: (1) examine teachers’ organizational commitments as influenced by school climates; (2) compare between school administrators’ and teachers’ perceptions on teachers’ commitments; describe the level of the respondents’ belief on teachers’ organizational commitments, and school climate; find out the extent does teachers’ profile, and school climate influence teachers’ organizational commitment. The respondents of the study were the 62 school administrators and 313 elementary school teachers. Descriptive-correlational method was used in the investigation. The data gathered was summarized, translated, and analyzed using frequency counts, percentages, weighted mean, standard deviation, ranks, t-test for independent samples, and multiple regression analysis. All computations were done using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software and all tests of hypotheses was set at 0.05 level of significance. From the data gathered on the teachers’ organizational commitment, both respondents perceived that in general, teachers were committed; both respondents perceived that the school climates was very satisfactory; there was a significant difference between the school administrators and teachers’ perception on teachers’ organizational commitment. It was also found that age, educational attainment, teaching experience, school’s climate are potent factors that significantly influence the organizational commitment of teachers.



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Lowell Lucero, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, The Philippines
Rey Etom, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, The Philippines

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Conference: ACCS2017
Stream: Education

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