International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Relationship between Teacher Professional Competencies and School Continuous Improvement in City National Secondary Schools
Lim Lee Ching, Yahya Don

Teacher professional competencies associated with highly professional potential has direct relationship with school continuous improvement. The purpose of this study is to identify the level and relationship among these two variables. A survey research design with TPCSCI instrument and simple random sampling were used to conduct the study which involved two hundred fifty four respondents from nine city national secondary schools. The findings showed that the level of teacher professional competencies components and school continuous improvement factors were high with mean 4.38 and 4.41. Both variables had positive large correlation and significance relationship (r=.568, p<.001). The coefficient of determination for teacher professional competencies was 32.26% shared variance. School continuous improvement factors helped to explain nearly 32.3% of the variance in respondents’ scores on teacher professional competencies components. The significant correlation between teacher professional competencies and continuous improvement indicated that the null hypothesis was rejected and the alternative hypothesis was accepted.

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