Brain dominance, career choice and the job satisfaction of successful filipino managers

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Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology Major in Industrial Counseling

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Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Gundelina A. Velazco

Defense Panel Chair

Jose Alberto S. Reyes

Defense Panel Member

Ma. Belen L. Vergara
Rose Marie Salazar-Clemena
Romeo V. Suarez
Carmelita Pabiton


This study identifies the brain dominance, career choices and job satisfaction of successful Filipino managers from various businesses within Metro Manila. Specifically, the study seeks to find out what the personal backgrounds of the managers are in terms of their gender, age, civil status, income, educational attainment, and occupational specialty. The brain dominance profile and career choices of the managers are also ascertained. Then the study explores whether a relationship exists between brain dominance and career choice. Furthermore, the personality types/work environments of the managers are identified and how they come to identify their career choices as well as the circumstances that lead them to their present jobs are looked into. Finally, the are asked their perceptions regarding their job satisfaction in terms of mentally challenging work, equitable rewards, supportive working conditions, having supportive colleagues and personality job-fit. An exploratory descriptive research design utilizing a multi-method approach was employed. Three hundred respondents were tested for their brain dominance while career choices were obtained by matching Holland's six personality types and their corresponding work environments with the managers' job titles. Then, interviews were conducted on 30 of the total sample.Results showed that there was no correlation between brain dominance and career choice at the .01 level of significance using the lambda statistics. Most of the respondents were Integrated for brain dominance, were in Enterprising careers and were generally satisfied with their jobs.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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118 leaves, 28 cm. ; Computer print-out


Cerebral dominance; Job satisfaction; Executives; Managers, Filipino; Vocational guidance; Professions; Careers; Laterality

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