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CAREER ADVANCEMENT STAGNATION AMONG PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS IN TACLOBAN CITY: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY

Volume: 79  ,  Issue: 1 , June    Published Date: 11 July 2021
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 42  ,  Download: 15 , Pages: 192 - 202    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP100791620212016

Authors

# Author Name
1 Reynaldo P. Pagayanan, EdD

Abstract

Career advancement stagnation refers to the phenomenon on the immobility of the teaching career from the entry level position to the present for 10 years or more without changes on duties and responsibilities. This study aims to describe the lived experiences of public elementary and secondary school teachers in Tacloban City on career advancement stagnation: its reasons, challenges and coping mechanisms. It is a qualitative research using transcendental phenomenological approach (Cohen, et.al.,2011) involving eight (8) participants. Analysis of data was done using Colaizzi’s method (1978) of thematic analysis. Results of the study revealed the following themes on the lived experiences of the public school teachers: professional learning and development, organizational support, organizational communication and work environment. Emerging themes on the reasons of experiencing career advancement stagnation are lack of financial resources, low educational qualifications, work pressure, promotion anxiety, lack of support and career decisions. The participants also highlighted positive and negative coping mechanisms while experiencing different challenges on the said phenomenon. It is concluded that career stagnation of public school teachers are caused by individual and organizational dimensions and its interaction towards career goals. It is then recommended that an intervention and enhancement program be proposed to further improve the career development scheme of public school teachers.

Keywords

  • career advancement stagnation
  • career stagnation
  • human resource management
  • public school teachers