Paper ID IJMS0519-014 TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND FOLLOWERSHIP IN RELATION TO WORK BEHAVIOR IN STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN REGION XII

  • MARVIEN M. BARRIOS International Journal for Multidisciplinary Studies
Keywords: Followership, Work Behavior, Teachers’ Professional Characteristics

Abstract

Teacher’s work ethics can mirror his/her professional relationships. The study was conducted to determine
the professional characteristics and followership of teachers in State Universities and Colleges in Region XII and its
relationship to work behavior. A total of 406 students-respondents randomly identified from 4 HEIs, namely:
Cotabato City State Polytechnic College, Sultan Kudarat State University, Cotabato Foundation College of Science
and Technology and University of Southern Mindanao. It was found out from the study that the teachers in SUC’s
are highly professional. Teachers demonstrated high followership in most occasion. Furthermore, their linguistic,
expressive and performatory work behaviors were all highly manifested in most occasion. Descriptive correlation
methods with mean and Pearson r reported that teachers’ professional characteristics and work behavior have
significant relationship, as well as, followership and work behavior of teachers. The results suggested that the school
should create and consistently implement new effective in-service programs aimed to develop professional qualities
of teachers.

Published
2019-10-09