Multi-Tasking Practices and Task-Based Management Style of Classroom Leaders and Its Impact on Teachers’ Performance and Productivity
1Veronica Janes S. Laguna, 2Elisa N. Chua
1San Lucas I Elementary School,
Brgy. Dolores, San Pablo City
2Laguna State Polytechnic University San Pablo City,
This research study designed to assess the perception of teachers on multi-tasking practices, taskbased management style of classroom leaders and its impact on teachers’ performance and productivity. The research is intended to deal with the difficulty of teacher in handling numerous multiple assignments/tasks aside from the usual teaching loads. The following are the compelling objectives in the conduct of the study: determine the perceptions of teachers on multi-tasking practices and taskbased management style and find out the impact on classroom leaders’ performance and productivity of teachers having multi-tasking practices. This study is generally a descriptive designed research. The statistical tools that were used to analyze the data are the weighted mean, frequency distribution, percentage, standard deviation and Pearson r. Results revealed that teacher-respondents perceived multi-tasking in terms of instructional task, academic functions, co-curricular and community service as well as task-based management style as “very highly practiced”. They also perceived the level of their performance as “very highly performed” based on the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers and they were also very highly productive in their job and other tasks. Based on the findings the following conclusions are drawn: There is a significant relationship in the perceptions of teachers as to the multitasking practices to teachers’ performance and productivity therefore the null hypothesis is not supported. There is a significant relationship in the perceptions of teachers as to the task-based management style to teachers’ performance and productivity therefore the null hypothesis is not supported.
Keywords: Multi-tasking and Task-Based Management Style, Teachers’ Performance and Productivity, Quantitative Method of Research, Lakeside District.