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

Teachers’ Life After School

Ma. Mercedes A. Joson

Discipline: Education



What are our teachers’ religious, economic, social and professional practices and conditions? Do these practices and conditions reflect a work-life balance? Are our teachers still able to rest and enjoy life after school? These are the questions posed by the study, Teachers’ Life after School. Respondents of this undertaking were 67 teachers from the Integrated School to College. It was a descriptive research utilizing frequency and percentage. Results showed that our teachers are generally active and practicing Catholics. Socially, they are active in using the social network in communicating with their students. Most of their evenings and week-ends are spent preparing work related materials. Only 7% indicated that they are able to rest during evenings. Economically majority aspires to save but is not in the position to do so at present while professionally, most teachers aspire to earn their doctoral degree. Though a related study in 2009 concluded that generally, LCC teachers have a high state of wellness; this current research concluded that most teachers do work related tasks during evenings and week-ends. Hence, there are work areas that