1. SOLOMON AYODELE OLUYINKA - Baliuag University.
2. MARIA TERESA N. BERNABE - Baliuag University.
3. MARIA N. CUSIPAG - De La Salle Araneta University.
4. FILIPINAS L. BOGNOT - City College of Angeles.
5. TEODY C. SAN ANDRES - Bulacan State University.
Teachers in Philippine education institutions have been experiencing strict quarantine due to the tagged COVID-19 pandemic, leaving them with no other alternative except to work from home. Working remotely has been an ongoing practice, and with the absence of face-to-face classes, different learning modalities and learning management systems have to be used for teaching. Thus, this study aims to explore the experiences of 276 teachers from seven colleges and universities in Region 3 through a survey of their perceptions toward work stress, work-life balance, work satisfaction, online behavior of students, and working remotely during the global pandemic. Reliability and validity of the instrument was established using Cronbach alpha, SmartPLS, and other statistical tools. The Google form link was sent to the respondents via the social media apps, specifically through Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Instagram. Smart PLS was used to model and structure the conceptual framework and to analyze the data. Findings revealed that the perception of teachers toward work satisfaction is negatively influenced by work stress but positively influenced by working remotely; work-life balance is positively related to perception of work satisfaction; working remotely is clearly associated to stress at work but not work-life balance; work stress is attributed to the online behavior of students; and that online behavior of students is linked to working remotely but not work satisfaction. It is concluded that teachers are satisfied in teaching their students online at home despite the stress that they experience from work and the untoward behavior of their students. Some recommendations include lessening of workload, communication with parents, and motivation for students to participate actively in class.
Work stress, work-life balance, work satisfaction, online behavior, pandemic, Philippines, SmartPLS