Program, Year: Master of Arts in Guidance , 1999
It was the main purpose of the study to determine the level of job satisfaction of the public elementary school teachers in the District of St. Bernard, Division of Southern Leyte during the school year 1997-1998 to serve as a basis of coming up with a professional development program for administrators and teachers. Specifically, the study sought to look into the following: 1) the profile of the public elementary school teachers in terms of age, teaching experience and educational qualifications; 2) the level of job satisfaction along interpersonal relations and work related dimensions and 3) the level of awareness of the administrators of the needs and job satisfaction of teachers. The findings of the study revealed that: (1) the public elementary school teachers were middle-aged, more experienced and more qualified to teach; (2) teachers were more satisfied with their interpersonal relationship with the principal, teachers, the self and the community, more satisfied with teaching functions, satisfied with salary and curriculum issues but less satisfied with teaching load and school facilities; and (3) school administrators were perceived by the teachers as aware of their needs and their level of job satisfaction. The study concluded that generally, the teachers of St. Bernard were satisfied with their teaching job. However, teaching load and school facilities generated less satisfaction, hence the need to focus the development program on enhancing and raising the level of satisfaction on teaching load ad school facilities. The recommendations centered on the preparation of a development program for administrators and teachers and its corresponding manner of implementation and the raising of the teachers- level of job satisfaction on teaching load and school facilities and services.