Job Satisfaction and Work Values of Government Employees in Selected Municipalities of Cavite, Philippines
Christine Mae G. De Leon1, Justine Joyce P. Rollon2, Jaysi T. Corpuz, LPT, MBA3, Maria Cristina L. Desepida, MBA4
College of Economics, Management and Development Studies, Cavite State University, Don Severino De las Alas Campus, Indang, Cavite, Philippines3-4
Enomoto Phils. Manufacturing Inc., General Trias City, Cavite, Philippines1,
Mitsubishi Motors Phils. Corp, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines2
The development of human resources is one of the most significant programs in any type of organization for it will not only contribute to the overall improvement of an individual but the organization, as a whole. This study focused on determining the job satisfaction and work values of government employees in selected municipalities in the province of Cavite, Philippines. A total of 322 participants were obtained using Slovin’s formula and a simple random sampling technique was used. Descriptive and inferential research designs were utilized for data analysis. Findings revealed that the majority of the participants were in the middle-aged bracket; there were more female employees than male ones. Majority of the participants were married, college graduates, permanent ones were dominant, and most of them had been in public service for almost a decade. In terms of the level of job satisfaction, employees were highly satisfied, however, the work activity of employees was only rated as somewhat high. On the other hand, the work values of the employees were rated as highly valued and important. A significant relationship was found between job satisfaction and work values, which indicates that if their satisfaction increases, their work values increase or vice versa. Hence, job satisfaction and good work values are important indicators of attaining the vision and mission of an organization, especially local government units. Municipal heads and human resource managers should continue to cultivate satisfied and good workforce values among municipal employees. Thus, government policies and programs should continue to motivate and encourage more employees to be committed to their profession.
Keywords: Quantitative Research, Job satisfaction, Work Values, Government Employees