HomeIAMURE International Journal of Business and Managementvol. 4 no. 1 (2012)

Influence of Work and Education on the Desire and Intent toward Socio-Environment and Financial-Economic Wellness

Edgar Allan G. Castro | Sheila E. Maloles | Jesilyn m. Tulio



- The paper’s thesis is on the factors that influence proprofit and pro-social behavior of working professionals in Batangas. Research draws a conclusion from 213 respondents majority were female; majority age of 23 – 35; single; employed in private institutions in finance and banking. Respondents expressed their choice between socially and financially predisposed issues interpreted as behavioral intent. Desire for socio-environment wellness is higher than desire for financial economic wellness. Majority of the respondents exhibited Mild Socio-Environment Bias (21%), Socioeconomic Responsible (17%) and Mild Financial-Economic Bias (19%). Using statistics for nonparametric samples (Spearman’s, rho), position correlates significantly with financial bias at .219*. Further analysis was done by grouping the respondents from extreme socio-environment bias to balance behavior and from balance behavior to extreme financial bias. The former with a majority from manufacturing industries and works with rank and file position had position (.208*) and degree of education (-.247**) as factors that significantly influenced their behavior. For the latter with a majority from financial and banking sector, and holds middle management positions had a degree of education (.228*) as a significant factor that influenced their behavior.

** Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level

* Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level