Job Enlargement and Psychological Safety Among Non-Teaching Personnel of the Department of Education Division of Batangas Province
Keywords:Job Enlargement, Psychological Safety, Non-Teaching Personnel
The success or failure of its organisational plans was determined by the performance of its personnel. The Department of Education could enhance their employees' performance by creating a suitable working environment that was pleasant for them as this served as a psychological motivator for them to improve their performance and raise their work productivity. To stay competitive, the organisation could minimise the cost of employing new employees, and employees could execute extra tasks at their current level, which was known as job enlargement. This study aimed to correlate the level of Job Enlargement and the level of Psychological Safety Among the Non-Teaching Personnel of the Department of Education Division of Batangas Province. This study used a quantitative correlational research design. Using simple random sampling, 134 non-teaching personnel responded to the Job Diagnostic Survey on Job Enlargement and Psychological Safety Survey. Using the four-point Likert Scale, Mean and Pearson Product Moment Correlation, results revealed that the level of job and the level of psychological safety were high. Work Flexibility and Autonomy, Task Significance, Identity and Variety, Feedback, Specialisations, Problem-Solving, and Physical Demands had a significant relationship with the psychological safety of the non-teaching personnel, while Job Complexity and Information Processing had no significant relationship with psychological safety. A mental health program in relation to job enlargement was proposed. This could help in organisational analysis in understanding the vital role of the non-teaching personnel and the improvement of psychological safety in the Department of Education, which was key in achieving success in the organisation. This study presents a unique study that directly correlated Job Enlargement and Psychological Safety Among Non-Teaching Personnel that can contribute to the Human Resource and Organizational Development of the Department of Education Division of Batangas Province. However, the study was limited only to knowing the levels of Job Enlargement and Psychological Safety among Non-Teaching Personnel and how these two variables correlated.