Correlation between Adversity Quotient and Job Performance of LGU Employees of Tayabas City: Input to Effective Public Personnel Management

Michael Vincent V. Ablaña and Danica J. Isidro
Bachelor of Public Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, Southern Luzon State University

Gino A. Cabrera, MPsy (Cand.)
Social Sciences Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Southern Luzon State University


This study was conducted to determine the relationship of Adversity Quotient® and job performance of the City government employees in Tayabas. Specifically, the study sought to determine the following: the demographic profile of the employees, the Adversity Quotient®; the relationship between demographic profile and AQ®; and the relationship between AQ® and job performance. The researchers utilized a descriptive-correlation design which made use of two sets of questionnaire: the first is that which determined the demographic profile of respondents; and the second is the online AQ Profile® from PEAK Learning. Data on job performance was based on the Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS). Findings showed that adversity quotient® does not dictate how an employee performs at work and does not impact job performance.

Keywords: adversity quotient®, job performance, City government employees, Strategic Performance Management System

Editor’s Note: This study was one of the finalists in the 2016 CAS Inter-Disciplinary Research Conference held last March 18, 2016 at the CAS Hamlet Hall.

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