Title

Comparative study on the depression levels between junior high school and senior high school teachers in the public schools of the City of Dasmarinas, Cavite

Date of Completion

7-2019

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Grade 12

Keywords

stressors, public high schools, mental health, PHQ-9, depression

Abstract

Through the years, very few studies have been made on depression causing factors among public school teachers despite the increase in work-related depression in the teaching profession. The objective of the present study was to determine the differences between the levels of depression among Junior High School and Senior High School Teachers in Public Schools in Dasmariñas City, Cavite. This study investigated the relationship between the professional and personal concerns on the mental health of a public school teacher. The research was carried out in 3 public high schools in Dasmariñas City, Cavite, with a sample consisting of 108 teachers by using a data questionnaire model of a Correlational Quantitative Study with elements of a Comparative Qualitative Study. Analysis and statistical testing rendered the result that there was no significant difference between the depression levels of both groups. Generally speaking, both are most susceptible to a moderate degree of depression, as a result of exposure to personal and professional stressors.

First Advisor

Jose Isaak M. Calamlam

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