Working with A Heart: Perceived Quality of Life Among Senior High School Teachers in Public and Private Institutions in Bacoor Amidst Pandemic
John Robby O. Robiños, Lpt, Ph.D.1, Maria Susette G. Palao, Lpt, Ph.D.2,
Kimberly Anne S. Cantilero, Ph.D.3
Senior High School and College of Arts and Sciences and Education
University of Perpetual Help Molino Campus
Bacoor City, Cavite, Philippines1-3
In this global health emergency and challenging situation, understanding teachers’ perception of the quality of life must be substantially taken into consideration. This quantitative descriptive research examined the senior high school teachers perceived worth of their life, both in private and public schools in Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. Similarly, it analyzed significant differences between the extent of perceived life value and the respondents’ profile variables. One-hundred-fifteen (115) faculty were selected using a random sampling technique. Data were drawn from the adapted quality of life questionnaire (α=.93), prepared, and gathered online thru google form. Data analysis was carried out using percentage, mean, t-test, and ANOVA. The study found out that majority of SHS teachers were aged 21 – 40 years old, are female, with basic entry-degree, and have been teaching for about 1 to 10 years. It was revealed, that amidst the pandemic, teachers were highly satisfied with the social support and relationship they have with their family, relatives, friends, and colleagues. Likewise, they feel somewhat delighted with their physical and psychological well-being, work and time-related activities, and their overall views on life. Furthermore, no significant differences were established between the perceived level of quality of life of teachers when grouped according to their demographic profile. Based on the findings, a HEART (Holistic Empowerment and Aptitude Recalibration for Teachers) program is proposed that was affirmed and endorsed through an online focus group discussion.
Keywords – Senior High School Teachers, Public, and Private Institutions, Perceived Quality of Life, Pandemic, Philippines