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Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Professional life greatly impacts the happiness and health of individuals. How satisfied are UAE professionals with their jobs? What are the most important elements of personal life that enhance their sense of happiness?
A survey entitled “Happiness and Well-being in the Middle East and North Africa” was recently conducted in order to identify the important elements in the professional and personal lives of professionals and the extent of their impact on their happiness in general. Participants in the UAE identified 5 important factors that affect happiness: public safety and security (62%), job opportunities (55%), a clean environment (41%), living a financially stable life (38%), and maintaining good personal relationships with Family and friends (37%).
Happiness and satisfaction with career
Career choices can greatly affect employee happiness and well-being, and in this context, more than half of respondents in the UAE (56%) said they are satisfied with working hours, followed by support they receive from colleagues (55%), and freedom to make decisions at work. (52%), and professional and personal life balance (51%).
Other factors affecting participants’ satisfaction included appreciation and support from management and the level of stress, with 45% saying they are satisfied with the appreciation they receive at work, 44% saying they are satisfied with the support they receive from their line manager, while 37% saying they are satisfied with the size The stress or stress they face at work.
Happiness and satisfaction in personal life
According to the survey, the majority of respondents in the UAE are satisfied with their personal relationships with family and friends and their current physical health (83% and 82%, respectively). Other elements of personal life that respondents were satisfied with included: mental health (74%), independence in making their own decisions (74%), and support from family (71%).
In addition, two-thirds of the participants expressed their satisfaction with their lives in general, while only 21% expressed their dissatisfaction, and the rest of the participants were neutral about this.
Health-related factors are an important part of the happiness and well-being of participants in the UAE, and more than 8 out of 10 professionals (81%) rated their general health status as good or excellent.
Happiness and satisfaction with the country of residence
Participants in the UAE are satisfied with many factors related to their country of residence such as public safety and security (89%), availability of services (such as drinking water, electricity, fuel, etc.) (86%), and availability of places of entertainment (such as shopping malls, parks, etc.) Etc.) (86%).
Other factors included moderate weather (84%), clean environment (such as air, water, streets, etc.) (83%), access to healthcare facilities (77%), and availability of public transportation services (77%).