Factors associated with Happiness among Registered Nurses

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Nawara Laowanich
Malinee Punyaratabandhu
Napatsawan Patcharatanasan
Eakkarin Lukkanalikitkul


This study is a cross-sectional descriptive study which aims to study the factors related to the happiness towards working of registered nurses using secondary data collected by the happiness self-assessment questionnaire (Happinometer) from November 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019, then analyzed by using binary logistic regression analysis to find factors that were related to the happiness of nurses. The results showed that the sample group had an overall score of happiness level at 60.21 points which was classified as happy. According to the dimension of happiness, the sample group had the lowest score in the relaxation dimension (50.47 points), and the highest score was in the spiritual dimension (69.07 points). After testing the hypothesis, it was found that shift work was a statistically significant factor related to the happiness of nurses (OR 4.22, p=.02). The Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient was used to determine the correlation between final happiness score calculated from nine dimensions and overall happiness score rated by themselves. The questionnaire responses showed a statistically significant moderate relationship (r=.65), reflecting consistency of questionnaire responses. Shift work was identified as a factor that was significantly related to happiness level. The results of this research can serve as supporting data for executives in developing policy and modifying management to enhance happiness level among their nurses. Certainly, organizations with happy personnel can operate with stability and efficiency.


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Laowanich N, Punyaratabandhu M, Patcharatanasan N, Lukkanalikitkul E. Factors associated with Happiness among Registered Nurses. NJPH (วารสาร พ.ส.) [Internet]. 2021 Aug. 5 [cited 2023 Feb. 1];31(2):181-94. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tnaph/article/view/252593


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