Research Article
Influence of Empowerment on Teachers’ Organizational Behaviors

Darin Jan Tindowen

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Tindowen, D.J. (2019). Influence of Empowerment on Teachers’ Organizational Behaviors . European Journal of Educational Research, 8(2), 617-631. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.8.2.617

Tindowen D.J. 2019 'Influence of Empowerment on Teachers’ Organizational Behaviors ', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 617-631. Available from:

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Tindowen, Darin Jan . "Influence of Empowerment on Teachers’ Organizational Behaviors ". (2019)European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 2(2019): 617-631. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.8.2.617


This descriptive and regression research was conducted to determine the influence of empowerment on organizational behaviors of 215 teachers in Catholic Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines. The results revealed that Catholic teachers have high levels of teacher empowerment. Specifically, they have very high level of status, professional growth, self-efficacy, and impact and high level of decision-making and autonomy in scheduling. Meanwhile, they also high level of organizational behaviors. Furthermore, three of the subscales of teacher empowerment tend to predict almost all dimensions of organizational behaviors of teachers in the school. The research concludes that Catholic Higher Education teachers are empowered to their organization as they feel respected, have opportunities for professional growth, feel efficient and effective in the classroom, and have the capacity to influence students and the school life. However, they do not have enough avenues to be involved in the decision-making process of their institution and do not have enough freedom and opportunities to choose their own schedules and teaching loads. Furthermore, they exhibit positive organizational behaviors in their institutions as manifested in their strong attachment to their organization, high level of involvement to their work, harmonious relationship with their supervisors and middle level managers. Also, they exhibit discretionary actions that goes beyond their functions, and have a desire and passion to continue and uphold the teaching profession.

Keywords: Teacher empowerment, organizational behaviors, higher education institutions, catholic teachers


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