The Role of Professional Attitude and Professional Autonomy in Job Performance of Physical Education Teachersat High School Level
The paper inspected the diverse performance of physical education teachers at high school level. The major duties of physical education teachers are teaching, conduction of sports, discipline and stock taking. These duties have over loaded the physical education teachers and their duties are getting more complex. Copious researches have been conducted on the factors influencing the job performance of physical education teachers. Likewise, this article investigated professional attitude and professional autonomy as factors affecting the job performance of physical education teachers working in Federal Government high schools and Provincial Government High schools of KP. The cross-sectional research utilized a stratified random sample of n=232 (male=144 & female= 89). A closed form, self-developed research tool was developed, piloted by 35 experts in the field. The responses were taken and kept confidential. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse demographic variables and hypothesis were analysed by using inferential statistics. The findings showed that all the variables are significantly correlated at significant level of 0.01. Other finding included significant effect of professional factors upon job performance of teachers (p < .05). The p value for all the variables is lesser than the standard value (p < 0.05) hence, homogeneity of variances is assumed. Based on the findings, it is recommended that professional attitude and autonomy may be ensured among teachers of physical education to enhance their job performance.
Keywords: Professional Attitude, Professional Autonomy and Job Performance