Chulalongkorn Medical Journal


Background: Personnel working in addiction management are required to keep improving the quality of their roles which may cause pressure and impact to their work-related happiness and general well-being. Objective: To explore the level of work-related happiness, general well-being, and factors related to work-related happiness among personnel in addiction management. Methods: A cross-sectional design was employed with participation of 193 personnel in addiction management, Princess Mother National Institute on Drug Abuse Treatment. A structured questionnaire was applied to ask about demographic information, work-related happiness (Thai version of the job satisfaction), and general wellbeing (Thai version of The General Well-Being Schedule). Results: Fifty-six percent of personnel in addiction management with high work-related happiness were detected. The average score of work-related happiness was 3.55. Factors related to high level of work-related happiness was considered as significant difference included income sufficiency, years of service lower than 15 years, less work time related with patient with substance use disorders (opium, morphine, heroin/marijuana/kratom), and high general well-being score (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Personnel in addiction management with higher scores of General well-being and less work time related with substance use disorders patients (opium, morphine, heroin) tended to have more work-related happiness. Therefore, these results suggested the need for an action from related parties proactively to pay more attention in factors related to work-related happiness level.



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