PSU Faculty Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction in Time of Pandemic
Keywords:organization, organization effectiveness, job satisfaction, pandemics
An effective institution of higher learning retains faculty members with a deep commitment to their job. A low turnover rate is possible when employees are highly satisfied with their jobs. Considering that the organizational commitment and job satisfaction of PSU Bayambang employees may have been affected by the sudden emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the researcher conducted the study to determine the levels of organizational commitment and job satisfaction of faculty members during the pandemic.
The study employed the descriptive-survey method of research using a questionnaire checklist constructed by the researcher to gather the pertinent data for this study. The gathered data were submitted to appropriate statistical tools such as frequency counts, percentages, weighted means, Pearson r, and One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).
Based on the study findings, the researcher concluded that most faculty members are females, middle-aged, and married. Most of them are educationally qualified and have varied fields of specialization or majors. Most of them hold Instructor I position and have been in the service for years. They, too, are members of various professional organizations and have attended in-service training at all levels. The faculty members of PSU-Bayambang Campus are highly committed and are highly satisfied in their jobs. The affective domain of their level of organizational commitment is significantly correlated with their level of job satisfaction in terms of compensation. Similarly, their level of organizational commitment in terms of normative is significantly correlated with their level of job satisfaction in terms of the physical environment.
Based on the study's conclusions, the researcher highly recommends that the university administration motivate and extend support to those who still need to meet the minimum educational requirements to teach at the tertiary level. Moreover, university and campus administrators may plan activities or create programs that enhance faculty members' levels of commitment and job satisfaction. The researcher highly recommends that a Professional Learning Development Plan may be crafted by top and middle-level managers, which may enhance the faculty members' levels of commitment and job satisfaction.