Satisfied and Happy: Establishing Link between Job Satisfaction and Subjective Well-Being among Filipino Teachers

Abstract

Job satisfaction refers to people’s reactions and feelings towards aspects of their jobs. On the other hand, subjective well-being refers to people’s evaluations of their lives which include cognitive judgments, such as life satisfaction; and affective evaluations like moods and emotions. The present study describes the relationship between job satisfaction and subjective well-being specifically among Filipino basic education teachers. Two hundred fifty-one Filipino basic education teachers who came from 52 government schools from the provinces of Pampanga and Tarlac in the Philippines whose years of service ranged from one to 36 were asked to respond to the Generic Job Satisfaction Scale and the Satisfaction with Life Scale. The study employed a descriptive-correlational design. After collecting the questionnaires from the participants and analyzing the data using SPSS 15.0 software, it was noted that the participants had high job satisfaction and high subjective well-being. Also, it was revealed that job satisfaction is significantly related to subjective well-being (r=0.43, p<0.01). The researcher looked into the possible implications of these findings to the population at hand.



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Glenn M. Calaguas, Pampanga Agricultural College, Philippines

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Conference: ACE2014
Stream: Disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches

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