HomePAMALANDONGvol. 4 no. 1 (2010)

Quality of Work Life (QWL) of Selected Secondary School Teachers in Davao City

Rosalie Pamaylon Bagtasos | Rowena Patriarca Espere



The study examined and compared the quality of work life (QWL) of selected public

and private secondary school teachers in Davao City in terms of remuneration, safe

and healthy environment, development of human capabilities/growth and security,

social integration, protection of rights/social relevance and balance of like/work life

balance. The instrument was administered individually with interviews conducted

later on to clarify and validate answers of the respondents. Public school teachers

have good QWL in protecting their rights/social relevance reflected in the three top

indicators of existence of dignity and respect for teachers, freedom of the individual

to express honest opinion and freedom of the individual to decide on how to do one’s

work with while the least rated indicator is the initiation of personal judgment.

Teachers in private schools experience very good QWL in terms of protection of

rights/social relevance with their top indicators as existence of dignity and respect for

teachers and freedom of oneself from harassment and discrimination in terms of age

and ethnic origin. In terms of balance of life, teachers in both public and private

schools are good in balancing their lives having the same top three indicators -

interference of job demand with other personal activities in terms of interests,

opportunities of the individual to make friends and chances of knowing other people

while on the job. Public school teachers consider their upgrading on current trends as

their first recommended improvement while those from private schools look at

remuneration as their priority. It is recommended to Department of Education (DepED)

as well as in the private schools to increase the salary and benefits of teachers;

improve or provide physical facilities; upgrade the teachers professionally at least

twice a year; involve the teachers in the decision-making process; activate joint

partnership with the stakeholders (PTA/PTCA and Brgy. Officials); evaluate the

teachers’ promotion fairly; introduce work life programs and policies; reduce work

loads and working hours of teachers; and to conduct further studies on QWL of

teachers on a bigger population like tertiary level.