A Study on Self-Esteem and Job Satisfaction

Powerful Essays
A Study on Self-Esteem and Job Satisfaction of Soldiers in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City

Xavier University –Ateneo de Cagayan

Hidlao, Gina Luz P. Tagarda, Aiza Elisea C. Turno, April Grace G.

Mr. Rogelio A. Lee, Jr. M.A. Research Adviser

Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION
In any industrial organizations, there is a highlight on the importance of the well-being of its workforce aside from having a concrete structure for its over-all work efficiency. The military is not an exception. It can even be considered as one of the most important and precarious organization in a country such that being a soldier is much more than a work. Considered as a noble profession, it is no joke for anyone to risk lives and limbs in defense of the country’s freedom and sovereignty while being away from families. Senator and chairman of the Senate Committee, Ramon Magsaysay Jr. talked about Filipino soldiers as one of the lowest-paid employees of the government (The Philippine Star, 2002). He also noted that soldiers last received an increase in their base pay in November 1987 or 15 years ago at the time. Another article on 2007 of the Philippine Daily Inquirer talks about the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) problem on the lack of the military personnel’s morale and the root cause of its inefficiency which are low salaries, insufficient benefits and antique weaponry. These various news on compensation, inefficiency, and morale issues sprouting in the media about soldiers, has made and has to be the country’s center of attention also. It is then for these informations why the researchers are interested on their job satisfaction and how do they evaluate themselves as a person – self-esteem.
May it be for the soldiers’ productivity or for their well-being, it is important to acknowledge that their job satisfaction be checked once in a while. As cited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    Self-Esteem and Job Performance Self esteem is our evaluation of our self concept in strengths, weaknesses, and status. Studies on overall performance show that people with high self-esteem tend to achieve more than those with low self-esteem. High self-esteem is thought to improve persistence when having a difficult time performing various tasks, are less likely to give up, and more likely to perform just as hard on following tasks (Brown and Dutton, 1995). When performance is poor for one with…

    • 922 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Self-esteem is a widely studied construct in psychology. It has even gained popularity over time, and spilled into the mainstream media. While it is a widely known concept, it has come to encompass an array of attitudes, not all of which are accurate (Crocker & Park, 2004). However, before detailing into an account on self-esteem, we first need to define it. Self-esteem simply put is the amount of value people put onto themselves. (Baumeister, Campbell, Krueger & Vohs, 2003). Hence…

    • 1941 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Self Esteem

    • 1491 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Research Paper: Self Esteem "Should high self-esteem be a goal in society?" This question is raised often in the essay being reviewed, and in the end is the question you are left asking yourself. Self-esteem is literally defined by how much value people place on themselves (Baumeister, Campbell, Krueger, Vohs, 2003). High self-esteem has become a growing craze ever since the 1970's, turning from a ‘forbidden sin' to a ‘way of life', Baumeister et al (2003). The essay on self esteem poses the question…

    • 1491 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Better Essays

    Self-Esteem

    • 1242 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Self-Esteem and its Correlation with Parenting Styles Grace Li University of Phoenix Introduction The topics to be explored are: definition of self-esteem; a comprehensible interpretation of self-esteem that a counselor would convey to his/her young clients; the four major parenting styles, and the impact that each parenting style would have on a child’s sense of self esteem. Definition of Self-esteem In the dictionary, self-esteem is simply defined as “a confidence and satisfaction in…

    • 1242 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Self Esteem

    • 1592 Words
    • 7 Pages

    Self-Esteem is a personal judgment of one's worth and the satisfaction or dissatisfaction with one's own self. By this definition Self-Esteem is how each individual person views them selves as a person both mentality and physically. According to William James, the American psychologist, self esteem involves only one mental perception of the own qualities and their physical. Self esteem plays an important role of who people are and starts at a very young age. There are both positives and negative…

    • 1592 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Self Esteem

    • 315 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. How people experience their self-esteem can vary over time and be dependent on certain life events, such as a job loss, relationship breakup, or poor grades, which can temporarily lower one’s self-esteem. It affects everything you do. Many people lack positive self-esteem because of negative feelings they picked up in childhood from parents or peers. Self-esteem can be damaged if you continue to believe the negative messages received early in life…

    • 315 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Self Esteem

    • 786 Words
    • 4 Pages

    This study investigated self-esteem and how it impacts and/or how is it impacted by GPA, sociability and time it takes to get ready in the morning. This was a sample of convenience of 40 students at Kean University. Each participant filled out a Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and a Demographic Survey. Correlation results showed significant relationships between GPA and sociability, as well as self-esteem and sociability. Two limitations were found, and if this study was to be redone, it is suggested…

    • 786 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Self- Esteem

    • 1128 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Scenario Self Esteem There are many similarities and differences to self-concept, self-esteem, and self-efficacy. Self-concept is the mental image or perception that one has of oneself. Self-esteem is the experience of feeling competent to cope with the basic challenges in life and of being worthy of happiness. Then self-efficacy is confidence in your ability to carry out a specific task in contrast to generalized self-confidence. The only person that can feel self-concept…

    • 1128 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Self Esteem

    • 723 Words
    • 3 Pages

    What is Self-Esteem? Self esteem is the acceptance, respect, confidence and satisfaction that you have in yourself as a person. It is based on an internal image of ourselves that we have , consciously and subconsciously. We begin to create our internal image in childhood based on our interactions with others and our environment. Especially the signals and feedback we receive from our parents at first. Then, from our performance in school and sports and how likable our childhood friends, family…

    • 723 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Self esteem

    • 1033 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Definition Of Self Esteem: In psychology, the term self-esteem is used to describe a person's overall sense of self-worth or personal value. Self-esteem is often seen as a personality trait, which means that it tends to be stable and enduring. Self-esteem can involve a variety of beliefs about the self, such as the appraisal of one's own appearance, beliefs, emotions and behaviors. According to one definition (Braden, 1969), there are three key components of self-esteem: 1. Self-esteem is an essential…

    • 1033 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays