Perceptions on workplace safety and work engagement of teachers in the public elementary school setting

Josiemer Q. Garcia and Elias G. Cuevas
Professional Schools, University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines


DOI: https://doi.org/

Abstract

The study endeavored to recognize which domain in workplace safety perception best influence work engagement of teachers in public elementary schools in Municipality of Sta. Cruz. This study utilized a non-experimental quantitative research design utilizing descriptive-correlational technique. A total of N=295 randomly-selected public school teachers in two school districts in Sta. Cruz were asked to respond on questionnaires on workplace safety perception and work engagement. In analyzing the data, weighted mean, Pearson r and linear regression analysis were used. Results revealed that the measures of workplace safety perception and work engagement have positive, significant relationships. In addition, two of the five measures of workplace safety perceptions (co-teachers’ safety and school’s commitment to safety) significantly influence overall work engagement of public elementary school teachers. In fact, school’s commitment was found to be predict overall work engagement of public elementary school teachers.

Keywords: educational management, workplace safety perception, work engagement, descriptive-correlational design, Philippines

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