Title

Motivational factors that influenced the faculty of De La Salle Health Sciences Campus in choosing teaching as a career

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Faculty, Motivation, Career Choice, Teaching

Abstract

This study utilized a non-experimental, descriptive type of research. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 125 faculty members from College of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Physical Therapy and College of Medical Radiation Technology. The questionnaire used as the main instrument was patterned after the questionnaire used by Lee and Perez (1992). Frequency, percentage, mean, t-test and f-test were the main statistical treatments used in data analysis. The study concluded that, 1) Majority of the respondents were female, married, BSPT graduates, with 0-5 years teaching experience, with a monthly income of P10,001-P20,000 and from the College of Nursing and Midwifery; 2) Majority of the respondents are moderately satisfied on the motivational factors that influenced them to choose teaching as their career. It shows that commitment and sincerity to serve and teach the students are the primary reasons on why they chose to be a teacher in spite of low monetary compensation; 3) There is no significant difference in the motivational factors that influenced the faculty of DLSHSC in choosing teaching as a career when grouped according to gender, civil status, length of teaching experience and monthly income. It does not matter whether they are male or female, single or married, have been teaching for a short or long time, and are receiving a low or high salary, as long as they are committed to their profession. However, there is a significant difference when the respondents are grouped according to educational attainment because it is a major qualification to become an educator. This can greatly affect their ability to teach and impart important knowledge to students. There is also a significant difference when the respondents are grouped according to department because the department where one is employed at is reflective of his/her professional achievement. A registered nurse will pursue a career in nursing department, a physical therapist to a physical therapy department, and a medical radiation technologist to a radiologic technology department.

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