Available Online: 10 January 2024
Nueva Viscaya State University Bambang Campus, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This research study delves into a comprehensive examination of the organizational health of four schools within the Apo Jose Catholic Educational Systems of Nueva Ecija, namely St. Joseph School of San Jose, St. Andrews School of Pantabangan, St. Nicholas Academy of Carranglan, and Sacred Heart Academy of Lupao, during the academic year 2023-2024 and its correlation to decision making practices and professionalism. The respondents for this study consisted of 57 teachers, representing 83.82 percent of the total 68 teachers within the Apo Jose Catholic Educational Systems of Nueva Ecija, as well as nine school administrators, comprising four principals and five head teachers. The results indicate that respondents hold a highly positive view of their school’s organizational health, with very good ratings across various dimensions, including morale, appraisal and recognition, work demands, professional growth, decision making, and leadership. Some dimensions were even rated as excellent, such as curriculum integration, discipline policy, goal congruence, professional interaction, role clarity, and student orientation. Additionally, respondents perceive the decision-making practices of school administrators to be very good, with high ratings across dimensions like routine, adaptive, innovative, and participative decision making. The respondents also demonstrate an exceptionally high level of professionalism, particularly in self-discipline, integrity, and interpersonal skills, while also displaying commendable levels of competency, commitment, and expertise. Furthermore, this research reveals a highly positive and statistically significant correlation between the perceived organizational health and the principal’s decision-making practices, leading to the rejection of the null hypothesis. There is also a very high positive correlation between organizational health and the professionalism of the respondents, which is highly significant. Moreover, a strong positive correlation exists between the decision-making practices of principals and the professionalism exhibited by the respondents. Based on these findings, the researcher has developed a set of Organization Development Intervention Programs (ODIP) aimed at addressing the identified weaknesses within the three research constructs. These interventions aim to further enhance the overall effectiveness and well-being of the educational institutions studied.
Keywords: organizational health, decision-making, professionalism, effectiveness
Cite this article:
Lopez, M. (2024). Optimizing the organizational health: A comprehensive study of schools within the Apo Jose Catholic Educational Systems of Nueva Ecija. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 13(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2024.23076