Institutional environment and discipline of a private university

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Author: Porras Ma. Corazon P.

Accession Number: 1300D

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Author No: P

Copyright Year: 2008

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This descriptive-correlational study attempted to determine the influence of the domains of school environment (mission and vision, programs and policies, institutional operation, and leadership style) to the institutional discipline of a private University. It determined differences, effects in the employees' perceptions of the institutional environment, and their perception of the institutional discipline as influenced by personal factors. The data were obtained from the 255 randomly selected members of the faculty and staff of Central Philippine University using a researcher-made data gathering instrument. Results of the study revealed that the employees, in general and when they are classified according to their personal factors perceived their mission and vision as strongly reflective of Christian values and feelings. No significant differences exist on the employees' perception of the institutional environment domain on the mission and vision when they are classified according to personal factors. The programs and policies of the University as viewed by the employees, in general and when they are classified according to their personal factors, is moderately idealistic except sex. The employees differ significantly in their view of the programs and policies of he University when they are classified according to sex. The institutional operation of the University as viewed by the employees.in general is moderate in their performance standard. The employees differ significantly when they are classified according to their nature of work and tenure of employment. The administrators' leadership style in general as viewed by the employees is benevolent-authoritative. The planning aspect of the educational administrators as viewed by the employees when they are classified according to personal factors, except sex, is consultative. The organizing, leading, and controlling aspect as viewed by the employees and when they are classified according to their personal factors except nature of work is benevolent-authoritative. Results of the study revealed that the institutional discipline of the University as viewed by the employees in general and its domain on respect for human rights and spiritual and moral values is highly commendable. There were no significant differences in t6he employees' perception regarding institutional discipline when they are classified as to personal factors, except sex, where the respondents differed significantly in favor of the males. There were no significant differences in the perception of the employees in terms of their institutional discipline domain on respect for human rights when they are classified according to personal factors, except sex, where the respondents differed significantly. Of the independent variables, the factor that could significantly predict institutional discipline, in general, are the mission and vision, institutional operation, and leadership style. Of the four aspects of the leadership style, the factor that could predict institutional discipline of the University in general and on the domain respect for human rights and spiritual and moral values, are controlling,leading,and organizing.


Keywords: School environment, School discipline

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