Social Factor and Its Impact on Staff Happiness
Khairunesa Isa1, Nor Aishah Mat Jam2, Siti Solehah Tenah3, Hazila Binti Kadir @ Shahar4, Sarala@Thulasi Palpanadan5
1Khairunesa ISA, Public and Curriculum Study Centre, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.
2Nor Aishah Mat Jam, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.
3Siti Solehah Tenah, Research Management Centre, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.
4Hazila Binti Kadir @ Shahar, Cantre of Language Studies, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.
5Sarala@Thulasi Palpanadan, Centre of Language Studies, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.
Manuscript received on 19 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 23 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 6574-6578 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C5400098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C5400.098319
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Abstract: Work and social life with family and friends are conceptualized as factors of personal happiness. Thus, work and social life have to share time resources. Time limitation can put strains on the relationship in work-related life and social life. Intense commitment at work has the potential to interfere one’s social life. Therefore, this study aimed to figure out the effects of the social factors on staff happiness. The research design for this study was a quantitative method using survey and focus group discussion (FGD). The simple random sampling technique was executed as a methodology for this research paper. This study involved 535 respondents from the population of academic and administrative staff in UTHM. All the data is analyzed descriptively using SPSS version 2.0. The result has shown that the elements of a relationship, either with friends or family are found to be the main contributors in determining staff happiness.
Keywords: social support, social environment, family and social relations, staff happiness.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences