The Job Satisfaction of Mechanical Engineers in Private Companies in Metro Manila, Philippines


  • Adrian Gean D. Macabuag


mechanical engineer, job performance, job satisfaction, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation


The study concerns the application of Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory to determine the influence of intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction among mechanical engineers in private companies in metro manila. It specifically identified the profile of the respondents in terms of age, sex, marital status, highest educational attainment, tenure of service in the company, type of industry connected with an average monthly salary. The researcher used the descriptive method through survey technique and quantitative description. The research employed the purposive sampling technique in an undetermined number of population, with an age range 20 years old and above. The data collected was analyzed using statistical tools: frequency and percentage distribution, weighted mean, ranking, t-test, and Anova. Findings of this paper are as follows: First, respondents were somewhat satisfied with their job in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Second, most of the respondents were male because engineering disciplines are male-dominated fields. Lastly, there were significant differences in the respondents’ assessment on their job satisfaction in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic factors when grouped according to age, civil status, highest educational attainment, and average monthly income while there are no significant differences in the assessment of their job satisfaction when grouped by sex and type of industry. This information will provide insight into employee preferences and highlight critical areas for organizations to consider as they develop and enhance initiatives for organizational improvement.