Examining the Work-Life Balance of Teacher-Parents in One Secondary School in the Philippines: A Phenomenological Study
Keywords:Productivity, Time management, Work-life balance
Every teacher must be able to manage their time effectively, set priorities, and concentrate on productivity since they have the oath to uphold their vocation. To be able to define the roles and duties, the research aims to explore the challenges experienced by teachers who are also parents, and how it affects their work-life balance, in order to propose an enhancement program to address these issues. A qualitative research design using a phenomenological approach was employed, with five (5) teacher-parents chosen through purposive sampling. Codes and themes were used in the study. Based on the focus group discussion, three themes emerged: time management, priority and focus, and the impact of productivity. To improve teachers' ability to strike a work-life balance and improve their performance and participation in upholding the school's objectives for the success of the students, school leaders must offer training and seminars. This study has provided a platform for teachers to understand and practice the importance of work-life balance to maintain their effectiveness in both roles. Teachers need to strive for a healthy balance between their professional and personal lives to be successful. Additionally, the researchers have designed an enhancement program to facilitate the teachers' time management and prioritize their tasks for work-life balance.
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