Date of Publication


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology Major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Subject Categories



College of Liberal Arts



Thesis Adviser

Laurene Chua Garcia

Defense Panel Chair

Elena Morada

Defense Panel Member

Romeo Suarez
Maria Carla Mole Ong


With De La Salle University-Manila student leaders from SY 1990-2000, this study describes academic performance and involvement in extra-curricular activities as predictors of job satisfaction. Specifically, this study describes the profiles of the student leaders, in terms of their position in the organization, current salary and the nature of industry that they are in. Finally, the study determines the predictors of job satisfaction in terms of their academic performance through their Commulative Grade Point Averages and involvement in extra-curricular activities through their leadership ratings. A descriptive research design was used and data gathering was achieved through the job satisfaction questionnaire and interviews. The student leaders were asked their perceptions on self-efficacy, outcome expectations and goal formation as factors that form their academic performance and involvement in extra-curricular activities. Then the student leaders were asked their perceptions regarding their job satisfaction which included mentally challenging work, equitable rewards, supportive working conditions and having supportive colleagues. With 30 student leaders included as part of the sample of the study, results showed that all student leaders hold middle management to upper management positions in the industry and are currently receiving salaries ranging from P40,000.00 - P60,000.00 mostly belong to industries namely: banking, manufacturing, IT industry and academe. Most of the student leaders have developed a sense of self-efficacy and has formed career goals based on their present career status. With regards to their job satisfaction, all student leaders are satisfied with their present careers. They all find their work mentally challenging, had supportive working conditions and supportive colleagues. Finally, using step-wise regression as a statistical analysis, involvement in extra-curricular activities cannot be considered as a predictor of job satisfaction. However, interview responses of student leaders showed that they attribute their career success to their involvement in various student activities while in college.

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


Academic achievement; Student activities; College students; Job satisfaction

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