The Factors Affecting Happiness, Work and Performance of University Academic Staff: Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok Chanthaburi Campus
This research aims to study the levels of happiness at work and investigate any relationship between happiness at work and the performance efficiency of academic staff at the Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok, Chanthaburi Campus. The sample group consisted of 93 lecturers, obtained using stratified random sampling. The research instruments were questionnaires constructed with a content validity between 0.60 and 1.00. Data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation, Pearson' Correlation Coefficiency, and Backward Multiple Regression Analysis. The results found that the overall score of specific aspects (happiness at work and performance efficiency of academic staff) was at a high level. The relationship between happiness at work factors in overall performance factors showed that the happiness at work factors in the aspect of personal life balance (B=0.301) and relationship with colleagues and community (B=0.209) positively influenced work effectiveness, according to statistical significance at the 0.05 level. Both factors, personal life balance (X4) and relationship with colleagues and community (X6), predicted the effectiveness of performance at 32.1 percent with regression analysis equation was 2.085 + 0.301X4 + 0.209X6. While the factors of happiness in work in the remaining four aspects, freedom of work, positive environment for work, advancement and job security, and compensation, do not affect the performance effectiveness of the academic staff.