The Relationships among Job Motivation, Altruistic Behavior and Job Performance of Honorary Catholic Religious Education Teachers in Merauke, Papua


  • Donatus Wea S. Turu Catholic High School of Santo Yakobus Merauke, Papua, Indonesia
  • Paulina Wula Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia



Job Motivation, Altruistic Behavior, and Job Performance


This article discusses the correlation matrix of altruistic behavior, work motivation and performance of honorary teacher of Catholic Education in Merauke, Papua, with a sample of 35 teachers. Three hypotheses were tested by matrix correlation. The results of the analysis concluded that the three hypotheses are proved significant. These findings indicate that moral actions, sharing knowledge, and helping students are noble calls that are closely attached to the mission of the Catholic Education teachers’ task. Lack of adequate life insurance is not an obstacle for honorary teachers of Catholic Education in assisting students. The teacher tries to help students develop their soul and interiority because the soul is a place where God lives and therefore students feel longing for Him and care for others. Interiority is related to the awareness, depth, and value of life held and manifested. Therefore, the Catholic Education teacher teaches students not only to pursue academic achievement, but also to develop honesty, sensitivity, wisdom, and conscience. For this reason, altruistic values and motivation are important for Catholic Education teachers. The altruistic spirit is very clearly read to the teachers, no matter how small the work, as confirmed by Jesus himself "Whoever is faithful in small matters, he is also loyal in big matters. And whoever is not right in small matters is not right in great things”(Luke 16: 10).


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