HomeSMCC Higher Education Research Journal (Criminal Justice)vol. 3 no. 1 (2020)

Qualities of Criminology Teachers: Their Influence on Learning Motivation of Students




A motivated teacher is crucial to a successful classroom. The main objective of the study was to determine the qualities of Criminology teachers and their influence on the learning motivation of students. The study employed the quantitative, nonexperimental, and descriptive type of research involving the 3rd and 4th-year Criminology students of Saint Francis Xavier College (SFXC) and Southway College of Technology (Socotech) in San Francisco, Agusan Del Sur, as respondents of the study. A universal sampling technique was utilized, covering 355 respondents. Mean, and Pearson r were the statistical tools used in treating the data. The findings reveal a high level of the qualities of criminology teachers in terms of personal and professional qualities. In addition, there is a high level of learning motivation of criminology students in terms of school competition, reward, scholarship, privilege, and incentive. Moreover, there is a significant relationship between Criminology teachers’ qualities and the learning motivation of Criminology students. This shows that the higher the level of qualities of a teachers, the higher the students’ motivation. It was recommended that the School administrators consider the study results as their guide in creating and supervising teachers’ vision and mission and in monitoring teachers to ensure quality education.