This study attempted to determine the level of self-esteem and student teaching performance of the practicumers in Western Mindanao State University Main Campus (WMSU-MC) and External Studies (WMSU-ESU). The study aimed to ascertain whether self-esteem would have a significant correlation with student teaching performance in instruction, content and professionalism.
The study made use of descriptive design particularly corelational and assessment studies. In addition, the study employed the quantitative analysis of data using the questionnaire-cheklist.
The practicumers of the College of Education, WMSU-Main Campus and of the WMSU External Studies units in Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Sur were used as respondents. Sufficient copies of the questionnaire were given for distribution to the practicumers, however, only 70 percent of the questionnaire was returned.
The findings revealed no significant relationship between the level of self-esteem and student teaching performance in instruction, content and professionalism of the practicumers in WMSU-Main Campus and External Studies Units. However there was a significant difference in the level of self-esteem and student teaching performance in the three (3) areas between the two groups.
It was recommended that a weekly student teaching performance assessment be conducted by supervising teachers to their respective practicumers to improve the “strong” to “clearly outstanding performance” in the area of instruction, content and professionalism. It was further recommended that the weekly student teaching performance assessment be made part of the functions of the supervising teachers.