Degree relevance, work motivation and job satisfaction:

Sub Title: their influence on work performance among personnel of the Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas

Author: Seville, Sonia V.

Accession Number: 702D

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Copyright Year: 1997

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This descriptive-correlational study which covered the personnel of the Department of Agriculture in the Western Visayas during the calendar year 1996, focused on how work performance might be influenced by relevance of college degrees earned to one's job, work motivation, and job satisfaction. The subjects were the 148 regular or permanent personnel holding college degrees in the DA selected through cluster and simple random sampling. Seven variables were considered- organizational division, age, gender, family responsibility, work assignment level, length of work experience, and domicile during work days. The study used Porter's Motivation-Satisfaction Questionnaires and the Work Performance Appraisal Form constructed specifically for the study. Descriptive statistics employed were means and standard deviations. Inferential statistics were the t-test for independent samples, Simple Analysis of Variance, the Pearson r, and the Stepwise Multiple Regression test all set at .05 alpha. Generally, the personnel of the DA in Western Visayas held academic degrees relevant to the jobs they had, except those in the administrative division whose degrees were only fairly relevant. The personnel, as an entire group, were highly motivated. Except the personnel in the fisheries and the administrative divisions who were very satisfied, all other personnel groups were highly satisfies. The DA personnel in all categories showed high work performance in general as well as in the specific areas of relations with peers, time management, work commitment and relations with superiors. None among the seven independent variables made a significant difference in work motivation among the personnel. Significant positive correlation existed between motivation and satisfaction while a significant but negative correlation was noted between degree relevance and satisfaction. None of the seven independent variables were found to significantly predict work motivation and satisfaction. All of the seven variables were found to significantly predict the personnel's work performance.


Keywords: Degree relevance, Work motivation, Job satisfaction

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