Examining the Work Engagement, Job Satisfaction, and Performance of Faculty in One State University in the Philippines
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In view of the recent developments on the COVID-19 outbreak and in response to the declaration of a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in Laguna by President Rodrigo Duterte through the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), the Laguna State Polytechnic University joins the government to keep the faculty engaged and satisfied in their job. This descriptive-correlational study investigated the relationship between work engagement, job satisfaction, and work performance of 340 LSPU faculty. The researchers-made online survey instrument was content – validated by experts in the fields of educational management, quality assurance, statistics, and research. It is highly accepted in terms of suitability and appropriateness of items and reported a Cronbach α = 0.953 which indicates an excellent index of reliability. It was programmed in the google form, and the extracted data were treated using frequency count, percent, and weighted mean. The multiple linear regression using the Enter Method was employed for the inferential analysis of data. The results revealed that employee engagement and job satisfaction are important aspects of productivity that affect faculty performance and organizational success. Hence, the faculty may capitalize on their work engagement and job satisfaction since they are the best predictors of their performance. The school leaders need to be flexible and very creative in establishing policies and practices to meet the requirements of the teaching force in migrating to the new normal.
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