The Mediating Effect of Ethical Climate on the Relationship Between Interpersonal Support and Socialization Among Public Secondary School Teachers
John Mark B. Lazaro1, Celso L. Tagadiad2
University of Mindanao
Matina, Davao City, Philippines1-2
Socialization boosts employees’ motivation. It gives numerous opportunities to improve their work habits, sense of teamwork, and information sharing. This study determined the mediating effect of ethical climate on the relationship between interpersonal support and socialization among public secondary school teachers. This utilized quantitative non-experimental descriptive correlational research and mediation analysis with 300 samples from public school teachers. With stratified random sampling technique, it utilized statistical tools such as Mean, Pearson R, and Path Analysis. The authors used modified adopted survey questionnaires subjected to content validity and reliability testing. The study’s findings demonstrated that public school teachers’ ethical climate, interpersonal support, and socialization are high. Furthermore, there is a significant interrelationship between the three variables and there is a significant partial mediation of ethical climate between interpersonal support and socialization among public secondary school teachers. The result indicates that the ethical treatment of individuals towards others is essential to create an advanced degree of socialization. Accordingly, the more ethical and supportive the environment is the more possibilities for socialization.
Keywords: Ethical Climate, Interpersonal Support, Socialization, Public Secondary School Teachers, Mediation Analysis