Evaluating the Job Satisfaction of High School Teachers Amid the Health Crises in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines

Author: Irene R. Malquisto, Leomarich F. Casinillo and Analita A. Salabao

Received: May 21, 2023 | Revised: June 24, 2023 | Accepted: August 31, 2023


This study aimed to elucidate the job satisfaction level and capture its governing factors among high school teachers in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines. In selecting the participants, a simple random sampling was applied to three chosen high schools in Ormoc City, and primary data were gathered from them. Some descriptive statistics were computed to describe the data and the Chi-square test for association was employed to determine the relationship between any two variables. Results of the calculation depicted that, on average, teachers are “satisfied” with their jobs despite the challenges of modular distance education amid the lockdown brought on by the health crisis. The Chi-square test has revealed that if the highest educational attainment is a bachelor’s degree, conducive workplace assignment, and lower job categorization are determinants of work satisfaction among high school teachers during modular distance education. This implies that teachers with minimal and doable workloads are more satisfied in their jobs during the new normal. In addition, if the teachers are comfortable in their workplace, they are motivated to work despite the difficulties they have encountered during the pandemic. Hence, the study suggests that school leaders must adjust to lessening the workload of teachers to avoid stress and burnout.

Keywords: secondary teachers, job satisfaction, casual determinants, chi-square test

Cite this article as:

Malquisto, Irene R., Casinillo, Leomarich F., and Salabao, A. A. (2023). Evaluating the Job Satisfaction of High School Teachers amid the Health Crisis in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines. Review of Socio-Economic Research and Development Studies, 7(1), 85-100. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10108983