Exploring the Influence of Teacher Work Values and Leadership Style on Organizational Policies and Practices

Wenefredo Jr. S. Hifarva *

Department of Education, Division of Davao City, Philippines.

Marleonie M. Bauyot

Faculty, Ateneo De Davao University, Davao City, Philippines.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This descriptive-correlational study explored the influence of teacher work values and leadership style on organizational policies and practices within public schools. Utilizing stratified sampling, 183 respondents from seven public schools in the Division of Davao City participated. Data collection employed three modified survey forms, and statistical analysis included averaging, Pearson correlation coefficient, standard deviation computation, and regression analysis. The study found that teacher work values, leadership style, and organizational policies and practices were all perceived to be very high. There was a statistically significant relationship between teacher work values and organizational policies and practices (r = 0.772, p < 0.001), as well as between leadership style and organizational policies and practices (r = 0.804, p < 0.001). Regression analysis revealed that teacher work values (β = 0.404, p < 0.001) and leadership style (β = 0.620, p < 0.001) significantly impacted organizational policies and practices. The regression model was significant, F (2, 180) = 188.575, p < 0.001, and accounted for 68.1% of the variance in organizational policies and practices (R² = 0.681). These findings suggest that prioritizing and nurturing strong work values and effective leadership styles among teachers and school administrators is crucial. Such emphasis can enhance organizational policies and practices, fostering a more productive and positive working environment in public schools. Based on these results, it is recommended that teachers, school administrators, and officials from the Department of Education (DepEd) prioritize and nurture strong work values and effective leadership styles. This focus is essential for the enhancement of organizational policies and practices, which in turn contributes to a more productive and positive working environment. In summary, the significant impact of teacher work values and leadership style on organizational policies and practices underscores the importance of these factors in promoting effective school management and positive educational outcomes.

Keywords: Teacher work values, leadership style, organizational policies and practices, descriptive-correlational design, regression analysis


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Hifarva, Wenefredo Jr. S., and Marleonie M. Bauyot. 2024. “Exploring the Influence of Teacher Work Values and Leadership Style on Organizational Policies and Practices”. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies 50 (7):22-38. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajess/2024/v50i71441.

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