Work happiness and organizational commitment in the import and distribution company

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Nicharee Kawchaisa
Solaphat Hemrungrojn
Napakkawat Buathong


Background: At present, many organizations realize the importance of strengthening their personnel’s happiness and organizational commitment, especially for those being new generation who generally prefer the independence and personal life being. In the meantime, they desire to face challenges of life and career more than staying patiently in an organization wherein they are unable to enhance their potential or being promoted on their career path. These are work and life imbalances.

Objectives : To study work happiness, organizational commitment and related factors of work happiness among employees in an import and distribution company.

Methods : Data were collected from 239 employees in an import and distribution company. The questionnaire included: 1) General information; 2) Work happiness; 3) Organizational commitment; 4) Positive psychological capital. The data were analyzed by Descriptive Statistics, Independent sample t-test, One-way ANOVA, Pearson’s Correlation Coefficiency and Multiple Liner Regression.

Results : Most of the subjects had moderate level of work happiness (51.0%), high organizational commitment (61.9%). The factors associated with work happiness were: sex, age, marital status, family responsibility, position,
work experience, overtime, stressful events and positive psychological capital. The predictive factors of work happiness were: positive psychological capital (P <0.001), work experience (P <0.001) and education level
(P = 0.001).

Conclusion : The company can use this information for development and guidelines ways to create employee happiness and organizational commitment to the company, e.g. setting an appropriate policy and strategic plan of its department of human resource.

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