Exploratory Factor Analysis of Happy Workplace: A Case Study of Kasem Bundit University Employees

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Tammattitta Yoocharoen
Jesda Aungabsee


     This research is one part of the mixed methods research on Happy Workplace: A Case Study of Kasem Bundit University Employees which consisted of the qualitative research (Phase 1) and the quantitative research (Phase 2).  In this article, the researchers propose only the part of the quantitative research (Phase 2). The purpose of this research was to develop the measurement and analyze exploratory factors of the happy workplace. The sample size was 319 Kasem Bundit University Employees. The instrument used for collecting data was the questionnaire with 65 items (Rating Scale 4 levels) related to the happy workplace. The reliability of the questionnaire (Cronbach’ Alpha) was 0.984. The data were analyzed by Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), the principal component analysis with the orthogonal rotation by Varimax method and the Statistic Software Package for research was used. The result was as follows: after rotated, the 65 factors of happy workplace were found with the factor loading between .385-.843. It can be classified into 9 elements: Happy Body, Happy Heart and Knowledge Acquisition, Happy Relaxation, Happy Brain, Happy Soul, Happy Family, Happy Society, Happy Instrument, and Happy Environment which were consistent with the results of Phase 1 research.

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