Gender orientation :

Sub Title: its influence on teaching perception, classroom performance, and work commitment among elementary school teachers

Author: Lisao, Dominador L.

Accession Number: 755D

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Copyright Year: 1998

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This study determined the gender orientation,teaching perception,classroom performance, and work commitment among the teachers. It likewise ascertained whether teaching perception, classroom performance, and work commitment could be influenced by gender orientation. Conducted in August 1998, the participants of this research were the 163 randomly selected elementary school teachers in the municipality of Lambunao, Iloilo. This descriptive-correlational utilized two (2) standardized tests--the Bem's Personal Characteristics Inventory (1997) and Elwin's Work Commitment Rating Scale (1987) and two researcher-made rating scales-- the Teaching Perception Rating Scale, and the Classroom Performance Assessment Rating Scale. Descriptive statistics used were frequency counts, percentages,means, and standard deviations, the One-Way Analysis of Variance, and the Pearson's r set at .05 alpha level. The study revealed that,generally,the teachers were "androgynous" in their gender orientation, had desirable perception of teaching as a profession, had "very satisfactory" classroom performance, and "very high" work commitment. The teachers differed significantly in their classroom performance grouped according to gender orientation-- with those with "masculine" orientation showing a significantly lower classroom performance than those "feminine" orientation. Significant differences existed in the work commitment among the teachers categorized according to their gender orientation--with those with "masculine" orientation reflecting a significantly lower work commitment than those feminine orientation. Positive and significant correlation were found between teaching perception and classroom performance, and between teaching perception and work commitment. Negative but significant correlations were noted between gender orientation and classroom performance and between gender orientation and work commitment.


Keywords: Gender orientation, teaching perception, classroom performance, work commitment

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