Effects of Improving Grade 12 Students’ ABC Personality on their Work Immersion Performance: An Assessment
Keywords:Grade 12 student, ABC personality, work immersion performances
One of the goals of the K-12 Basic Education Program is to develop the competencies, work ethics, and values relevant to pursuing further education and/or joining the world of work in students. To achieve greater congruence between basic education and the nation’s development targets, this research was conducted to determine the effects of the appearance, behavior, and communication (ABC) personality on the Work Immersion performance of the senior high school (SHS) students in Bestlink College of the Philippines. A total of 4 Work Immersion SHS teachers and 50 SHS Work Immersion students of Bestlink College of the Philippines S.Y. 2018–2019 quantitatively assessed the effects of their ABC personalities on their work performance. The two groups of respondents strongly agreed that the ABC skills affect the Work Immersion performances of the students. Proper grooming and professional appearance are important to gain respect in the workplace. The way you look and carry yourself creates an impression on the people you work with. Respondents also strongly agreed that polite behavior toward employees in the workplace creates a pleasant work environment. Negative attitudes cause misunderstandings and differences, which can create a hostile workplace. Workplace communication is extremely important not only to work immersion students but also to companies because it allows productiveness and effective operation. Employees can experience an increase in morale, productivity, and commitment if they can communicate up and down the communication chain in an organization. To achieve the ABC personality of all students, values integration is highly recommended in each subject. Ethics in the workplace should be discussed and explained to teach Work Immersion students about good manners and right conduct in every place and any occasion. English teachers and Personality Development teachers must include life experience activities that will enhance the students’ oral and written communication skills. The orientation program is also recommended before students were deployed in their respective workplaces, with topics on appearance, behavior, and communication.