Exploring sama and gaan ng loob in the workplace: Finding connections in work tasks and professional relationships

2014 IJRSP – Volume 3 Issue 5


Rungduin, Teresita T.*
Research Center for Teacher Quality, Philippine Normal University, Philippines (rungduin.tt@pnu.edu.ph)


Organizational communication has been seen as integral component in job satisfaction and employee tenure. This study explored situations where employees of a state university had experienced sama ng loob (negative affect) and gaan ng loob (positive affect) and how these emotions are triggered by work-related factors. Results revealed that sama ng loob is associated with unjust practices of the superiors and negative behaviors of coworkers while gaan ng loob is related to having a strong support group and being provided with opportunities to grow. Both affect are evident among people that the respondents treat as hindi ibang-tao (one of us).

Keywords: sama ng loob; gaan ng loob; work-related factors; work relationships; kapwa


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsp.2014.918

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