Factors affecting Happiness of Expatriate Academicians and Expatriate Non-Academicians in Dubai.

  • Majid Wahid Shaikh University of Dubai
  • Kamarul Zaman Ahmad University of Dubai
Keywords: Happiness, Expatriate Academics, Job Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction


The research measures the levels of happiness of expatriate academicians in selected Dubai universities and compares them with happiness levels of non-academic people.

A face to face interview followed by a cross-sectional survey was used as a method to collect data from teaching staff from different universities in Dubai and also from the random public working in different business sectors in Dubai.?

Happiness is significanlty related to the other factors. There is no significant relationship between knowledge sharing and happiness of academics and well as non-academics.

The sample size of the academic group and the study targeted at the population of Dubai city only.

The discoveries of the research give helpful recommendations to the administration of Universities to provide better knowledge sharing opportunities among their teaching faculty to improve their happiness levels. It will also provide recommendations for a developmental purpose to University of Dubai and UAE’s “Happiness and Positivity program”.

There is no known research that studies the determinants of happiness for academics with non-academics in the UAE.

Keywords: Happiness, Expatriate Academics, Job Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction


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