Lyndon A. Quines, Faith Evangel A. Tubo


The purpose of this study was to determine the mediating effect of work ethics on the relationship between transformative learning and the professional development of teachers. Utilizing quantitative, non-experimental design via correlational technique, data were obtained from 300 elementary public school teachers who belong to the 3 districts, Magsaysay, Bansalan and Matanao under the Division of Davao Del Sur. The researcher utilized a stratified random sampling technique and an online survey mode of data collection. The researcher also utilized the statistical tools mean, Pearson r and Sobel Z Test. From the results of the study, it was found out that the overall mean scores of work ethics, transformative learning and professional development of teachers are very high. Also, results revealed that there are significant relationships between transformative learning and professional development, between transformative learning and work ethics and between work ethics and professional development of teachers. Further, it was revealed that there was a partial mediation effect of work ethics on the relationship between transformative learning and the professional development of teachers.


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