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Survey: Singapore Workers Score Low Happiness Levels Since 2009

Half a decade onward and low work happiness scores continue to dog many Singapore workers, with $10,000 monthly salary being the 'magic' defining mark for improving happiness.

By: Alythea Ho

Many studies have been done on happiness, emotions, and satisfaction. Some claim Singaporeans are unfeeling beings who are curiously capable of developing emotions one year later. Others suggest Singaporeans are fairly satisfied living in one of the most desirable nations in the world.

Clearly happiness is a subjective matter. Question is, why do researchers still persist in studying it?

Because happiness is so crucial to our well-being, relationships, and overall quality of life.

Consider this: we spend over half of our waking hours at the workplace. Yet work happiness still eludes many in Singapore – even after half a decade. (Read More Here!)

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Singapore workers happiest since 2009 but Work Happiness Score still pretty lackluster

By Shi Tianyun

While Singapore workers are the happiest at work since 2009, they are still in a category that puts them in the “less moderately happy” lot.

A total of 3,299 respondents took the 2012 JobsCentral Work Happiness Indicator Survey, which was conducted online from September to October this year. This survey has been conducted every year since 2009.

2012’s overall average Work Happiness Indicator score of 59.8 out of 100 is a 4.1 percent increase from last year’s 57.4. However, while there is an improvement, Singapore workers are still in the “less than moderately happy” category.

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PR practitioners are unhappiest S’pore workers: JobsCentral Survey

By Juliet Soh

Public relations professionals are found to be the unhappiest workers in Singapore for two years in a row, according to an annual survey by JobsCentral, one of Singapore's leading job portals.

A total of 2,385 respondents took the 2011 JobsCentral Work Happiness Indicator Survey, which was conducted online from August to September this year. This survey has been conducted every year since 2009.

PR professionals scored 53.5 in the JobsCentral Work Happiness Indicator this year and 50.4 last year, also the lowest score in 2010.

The top 5 job functions with the unhappiest workers in Singapore are:

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