HomeProgressio Journal on Human Developmentvol. 4 no. 1 (2010)

Debunking the Myth on Burnout: Cagayan de Oro’s Physical Education Teachers

Wenna B. Damulo

Discipline: Education



The study intended to discover the facts behind the mainstream preconceptions correlating burnout and self-efficacy levels. Physical Education teachers, 103 of them, coming from public and private secondary schools in Cagayan de Oro City, Southern Philippines were randomly chosen for interview using questionnaire and key informant methods. Percentage, frequency, cross-tabulation of variables and the Pearson-r Correlation were used in analyzing the data. Findings reveal that higher levels of self-efficacy did not correlate with higher levels of burnout using the variables. A significant relationship was found in sex however where male teachers tend to exhibit strong and positive correlation between burnout and self-efficacy compared to female teachers. Of utmost interest in the findings is how these teachers repeatedly manifest positive views of self-efficacy despite several stressors that are fundamentally cultural.