The main focus of this research is to measure
the professionalism and work performance of the
commissioned officer: the mediating role of work values.
The study was conducted out using non-experimental
quantitative research methodology employing the
descriptive-correlational approach using Mean, Pearson
r, Regression, and Sobel z-test as statistical tools.
Mediation analysis was used as an approach in data
analysis. Mediation model was used to find and explain
the mechanism or process that underlying an observed
connection between independent variables which is the
professionalism and a dependent variable which is the
work performance by introducing a third explanatory
variable, known as a mediator variable which is the work
values. The research instrument utilized were customized
and being appropriated to the needs of the current study.
The information was gathered using a stratified random
sampling approach, with 300 police non-commissioned
officers serving as respondents. The study found a
substantial association between professionalism and work
performance. Likewise, work values also show significant
role. It also revealed that there is mediating effect of work
values of police commissioned officers on the relationship
between professionalism and work performance and
partial mediation occurred on this study.
Keywords : Criminal Justice Education, Professionalism, Work Performance, Work Values, Correlation, Path Analysis, Sobel Z-Test, Mediation, Philippines