HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 2 no. 1 (2011)

The Level of Disposition Toward Teaching of Second Year College Students School of Education Xavier University

Saturnina Baylon-absin | Lourdes Tolod

Discipline: Education



This study determined the level of disposition toward teaching of the 139 second year college education students of Xavier University during SY 2010-2011. The factors considered in relation to disposition toward teaching were responsibility for learning, interpersonal skills and collaboration, professionalism, communication skills and higher level thinking skills. The students’ gender, Quality Point Index (QPI), and course were also considered. The study employed purposive non-probability sampling method and descriptive research design. Findings reveal that the students in general have not yet acquired the desired qualities expected of them as future teachers. They lack higher level thinking skills, sense of personal responsibility for learning new things, questioning skills, communication skills, and interpersonal skills. They lack motivation and the right disposition toward the teaching profession. It is highly recommended that an intervention on career guidance be given to these students to deepen their understanding of and appreciation for the teaching profession.