Relationships between Personality and Working Happiness of Employees in Higher Educational Institutions in Nakhon Si Thammarat

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Supawadee Kotchanood
Sudarat Sudsomboon
Hansa Nilvichien
Kanoknat Timglub
Chontira Arlaijit
Kalaya Suwankayee


           This research aimed to study (1) employee personality and working happiness, (2) relationships between their personality and happiness, (3) relationships between correlation of five personality factors and working happiness, and (4) a multiple regression equation using personality factors as predictors in predicting working happiness. The sample was 320 employees working in higher Educational institutions in Nakhon Si Thammarat. The research instrument was a 5-step rating scale questionnaire with reliability coefficient of .855 to .967. Statistical analysis was performed to obtain percentage, mean, standard deviation, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, multiple correlation coefficients and a multiple regression equation using entry method. Results revealed that (1) the overall happiness of the employee was reported to be at a moderate level, (2) Neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience and agreeableness had low relationship with working happiness (r = .151 to r = .363), while the conscientiousness had no relationship with working happiness. (3) The relationship between the combination five personalities and working happiness was significant (R = .501), and (4) the combination of the five personalities could predict the working happiness by raw score or standard score regression equation.




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Kotchanood, S. ., Sudsomboon, S., Nilvichien, H. ., Timglub, K. ., Arlaijit, C., & Suwankayee, K. . (2018). Relationships between Personality and Working Happiness of Employees in Higher Educational Institutions in Nakhon Si Thammarat. JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN TECHNOLOGY, 11(2), 35–42. Retrieved from
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