Lyndon A. Quines, Mary Cleo D. Relacion


The purpose of this study was to determine the mediating effect of school climate on the relationship between teacher communication behavior and student engagement. Utilizing quantitative, non-experimental design via correlational technique, data were obtained from 300 respondents of the study who are students who belong to the senior high school department, particularly Grade levels 11 and 12 of the three national high schools under the division of Davao Del Sur in the province 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 Medgraph using Sobel z-test. From the results of the study, it was found that there is a high level of mean score for teacher communication behaviour and very high levels of mean scores for school climate and student engagement. Also, results revealed that there is a significant relationship between teacher communication behaviour and student engagement, a significant relationship between teacher communication behaviour and school climate and a significant relationship between school climate and student engagement. Further, it was revealed that there was full mediation on the effect of school climate on the relationship between teacher communication behaviour and student engagement. This implies that the teacher’s communication behaviour conveys the school climate.


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