Josefina S. Esguerra, Ed.D.
People work for varied reasons. Work has many social meanings. When individuals work, they gain a contributing place in society. Work is also a major social mechanism for placing people in the larger social structure. Much of who individuals are, to themselves and to others, is interwoven with how they earn their livelihood. The job affects the person and the person affects the job in a reciprocal relationship. This study focused on the job satisfaction level of non-teaching personnel of the University of Baguio along two dimensions: motivation or intrinsic factors and hygiene or extrinsic factors. This descriptive-survey study utilized the standardized Short-Term Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire as the data-gathering tool. Out of a total of 118 non-teaching personnel of the University of Baguio, 110 (or 93.22 percent) participated in the study. The findings reveal that the UB non-teaching personnel are very satisfied with their job, along motivation or the intrinsic dimension of the job. They are moderately satisfied along hygiene or the extrinsic dimension of the job. The UB non-teaching personnel manifested a higher level of job satisfaction along the intrinsic factors. The overall level of job satisfaction of the UB non-teaching personnel is moderate. Motivation or the intrinsic factors contribute to the high level of job satisfaction of the personnel whereas; hygiene or the extrinsic factors contribute less to the non-teaching personnel’s job satisfaction.
Source: UB Research Journal, Vol. XXXII, No. 1, January – June 2008