Social Support and Personality Trait as Factors that Affect Happiness Level Among Employee in State Islamic University Jakarta

6 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2012

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Yufi Adriani

State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah - Faculty of Psychology

Date Written: February 7, 2012

Abstract

In Indonesia, currently, we can conclude that more people have tendency to feel unhappy in their everyday life. Poverty was widespread, the weak economy and the lowest level of monthly income, high unemployment and terrorism were factors that interfere the community lately. There are so many factors that can affects happiness, one of them is the Personality Trait. One theory to measure the personality trait is the five-factor model, the grouping of individual personality arranged in five broad dimensions. In addition, other factors that might also affect the level of happiness are the influence of environmental or social support received by each individual. General social support can be obtained from a particular group or organization where the individuals involved, from the immediate family or from friends and companions.

The purpose of this study is to measure the effect of Personality Trait and Social Support in predicting Happiness Levels among employee in State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia. Furthermore, the selection of employees as a subject for this study would have a positive impact on the development of human resources at State Islamic University, Jakarta especially in giving more information about the personality trait of the employee and their happiness level which in turn could help the management in giving the best treatment to improve employee’s performance.

This study will recruit 100 participants to answers questionnaires. The available data would be analyzed using statistical approach in order to see the factors that might have bigger contribution to the happiness level among employee so the treatment can be more appropriate and effective.

Keywords: Five Factor Model, Happiness, Personality Trait, Social Support

Suggested Citation

Adriani, Yufi, Social Support and Personality Trait as Factors that Affect Happiness Level Among Employee in State Islamic University Jakarta (February 7, 2012). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 35-38, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2001041

Yufi Adriani (Contact Author)

State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah - Faculty of Psychology ( email )

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