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The level of happiness among garment factory employees and factors affecting it, in two selected garment factories

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L. P. H. Kodithuwakku ,

University Of Colombo, LK
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Faculty of Medicine
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C. N. Kodithuwakku,

University Of Colombo, LK
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Faculty of Medicine
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S. Kirushanth,

University of Colombo Colombo, LK
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Faculty of Medicine
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W. Khandu,

University Of Colombo, LK
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Thashi Chang

University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Background

Happiness is a key factor in health and recently it has become the goal in most human organizations as productivity improves with improved happiness.

 Objective

To assess the level of happiness and factors affecting it among the workers in two selected garment factories in the districts of Colombo and Gampaha.

 Methods

A descriptive cross–sectional study was conducted among 127 workers in two garment factories situated in Colombo and Gampaha. A self-administered questionnaire was used to gather information on the demographic characteristics, job satisfaction, level of happiness and other selected variables. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi-square test.

Results

Sixty three percent of the study population were in the highest category of the level of happiness indicated as “very happy”. Among the factors assessed to affect happiness; positive associations were found with friendly working environment (p=0.02), job satisfaction (p=0.03) and current marital status (p=0.01); while no associations were found for salary grade and number of job accidents.

 Conclusions

There is satisfactory levels of happiness among garment factory workers in the selected study group. There is opportunity for further improvement in the level of happiness through manipulation of friendly working environment, job satisfaction and current marital status due to their positive correlation with the level of happiness.
How to Cite: Kodithuwakku, L.P.H. et al., (2017). The level of happiness among garment factory employees and factors affecting it, in two selected garment factories. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science. 54(2), pp.43–48. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjms.v54i2.4809
Published on 27 Dec 2017.
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