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9 in 10 working Singaporeans are happy overall - NTUC U Family poll

Published on Feb 13, 2014 11:30 AM
 
About nine in 10 working Singaporeans are happy overall, with most indicating that marriage and parenthood contribute "significantly" to one's happiness, according to a survey by the family development unit of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).-- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

About nine in 10 working Singaporeans are happy overall, with most indicating that marriage and parenthood contribute "significantly" to one's happiness, according to a survey by the family development unit of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).

The poll, conducted online by NTUC U Family in November last year, involved 5,255 of the unit's unionised members. Most of the respondents are married, below the age of 55 and work full-time.

Based on the survey, about nine in 10 of respondents who are married agreed that marriage contributes to their happiness. The same proportion of respondents who are parents said that having children make them happier.

Among those who are happy in their workplace, motivated in their current jobs and said that they are likely to stay on in their jobs, cited good relationships with co-workers and supervisors as the main reasons.

 
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