Effect of Professional Determinants upon Job Performance of Lecturers in Health and Physical Education at College Level
The expanding role of physical education teachers at the college level led them to perform multifarious jobs including conduct of sports events, taking classes, maintaining discipline, and other important engagements. This workload had enhanced the complexity of their job and the demands intensive involvement of physical education teachers at the college level. Though very limited research has been done in the profession of physical education aiming at determining the factors influencing their job performance. Therefore, the present study was conducted to assess the effect of professional factors (professional attitude, professional pride & professional autonomy) among lecturers in the Federal and Provincial Governmental Colleges. This cross-sectional study utilized a stratified random sample of n=223 (males=139; females=84). A 67 items with closed-ended options questionnaires were used in the study, which was properly piloted with 30 other lecturers. By the use of an automated online platform, survey information was collected and all responses remained confidential. The demographic attributes were analyzed using descriptive statistics, while inferential statistics were applied to test the set hypotheses of the study. Findings of the study revealed that all the variables are significantly correlated at a significant level of 0.01. Other findings included a significant effect of professional factors upon the job performance of lecturers (p < .05). Additionally, the p values for all the variables are lesser than the standard value (p < 0.05) hence, homogeneity of variances is assumed. Based on the findings, it is recommended that professional attitude, pride, and autonomy might be ensured among teachers to enhance their job performance.