Life Attitudes of the Government Employees at the City Council of Davao

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LIFE ATTITUDES OF THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AT
THE CITY COUNCIL OF DAVAO

MARIA CHERIZZ G. BURLAT
DANICA ANA B. BENDIGO

SUBMITTED TO MR. CHRISTHOFFER LELIS OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL,
UNIVERSITY OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, BONIFACIO ST. DAVAO
CITY IN PARTIAL FULLFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS
FOR THE COURSE: STATISTICS WITH
COMPUTER (EDUC 200)

MARCH 2012
Introduction

A major part of our life concerns our attitudes toward ourselves and others and how we feel as a result of those attitudes. Fulfillment in our attitudes can contribute to leading a satisfying and successful life. Factors involved in having satisfying attitudes are that we should enjoy life, be accountable for our own well being, and think in terms of taking care of our whole person.

Positive attitude helps to cope more easily with the daily affairs of life. It brings optimism into your life, and makes it easier to avoid worry and negative thinking. If you adopt it as a way of life, it will bring constructive changes into your life, and makes them happier, brighter and more successful. With a positive attitude you see the bright side of life, become optimistic and expect the best to happen. It is certainly a state of mind that is well worth developing and strengthening.

Based on the facts stated above, the researchers opted to investigate the life attitudes of government employees at City Council Davao City.

Statement of the Problem

This study aimed to investigate the general Life Attitudes of the government employees at City Council in Davao City; specifically it sought answers the following:

1. What is the profile of the respondents in terms of:

1. Gender; and

2. Age?

2. What is the life attitude of the respondents?

3. Is there a significant difference in the life attitude of the respondents when they are grouped according to age and gender?

Hypothesis

Ho: There is no significant difference in the life attitude of the respondents when they are grouped according to age and gender.

Methodolgy

This study made use of a descriptive-comparative design. Survey questionnaires were used as instruments for data collection. The respondents of this study were the employees of the City Council chosen using the simple random technique. The study was conducted throughout the City Council’s operating hours from Mondays through Fridays starting last January 16 to January 20, 2012 around 1-3 pm. The randomly sampled respondents were asked by the researchers for consent and approval to answer the questionnaire until the desired number of respondents which was 30 has been reached. The data were analyzed using appropriate statistical tools. The mean was used to determine the employees’ life attitude. The frequency and percent distribution were utilized in determining the employees’ profile in term of gender and age. The independent sample t-test and One-way analysis of Variance were employed in testing the difference in the life attitudes of the respondents when grouped according to gender and age, respectively.

Results and Discussion

Table 1.1 Frequency and percent distribution of the respondents according to gender

| GENDER |FREQUENCY | |PERCENT | | MALE |15 | |50.0 | |FEMALE |15 | |50.0 | | TOTAL |30 | |100.0 |

The findings reveal that the percentage of our sample between male and female is...
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