Time Observance and Job Satisfaction Among The Non-Teaching Employees in the Three Campuses of the University of Eastern Philippines
This study attempted to determine the job satisfaction among the non-teaching employees in the three campuses of the University of Eastern Philippines. Specifically, it sought to determine the profile of the respondents in terms of sex, age, civil status, number of children, educational attainment, length of service, and distance of residence from office; the level of job satisfaction of the respondents in terms of present job, work associate, pay, and working conditions; the level of implementation of policies on government working hours; and the level of time observance in the office in both morning and afternoon sessions. It also tried to find out if there is a significant relationship between the profile of the respondents and the level of job satisfaction; between the profile of the respondents and their level of time observance in the office; between job satisfaction and time observance; and between level of implementation of policies on government working hours and time observance.
This study utilized the descriptive-correlational research design. The population were the 203 non-teaching employees in the University of Eastern Philippines. There were 80 sample respondents who were purposively taken from the frontline offices that were always in direct contact with students and clients of the University, such as the cashier, accounting and registrar offices.
The data gathered were analyzed using frequency counts, percentages, and weighted means. The multiple regression analysis was utilized to test the relationship between the profile and job satisfaction, between profile and time observance, between job satisfaction and time observance, and between implementation of policies on working hours and time observance. The null hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance.
The findings revealed that the majority of the respondents were female, married and have undergone graduate studies; and most were 30-39 years old who have served the University of Eastern Philippines for 15 or more years, and residing within 5 kilometers from the office. They generally had a high level of job satisfaction along all the indicators, except their pay where they had a low level of job satisfaction; they perceived that their supervisors were highly implementing the policies on government working hours; and they had a high level of time observance in both the morning and afternoon sessions.
In terms of relationships between the variables, all variables that were correlated, except job satisfaction and civil status and between length of service and time observance, had a significant relationship.
Keywords - Time Observance, Job Satisfaction, Policies on Working Hours