Happiness and Resilience among Young Physically Disadvantaged Employees in India: A Pilot Study

Nishi Sinha, Santhosh Kareepadath Rajan


Purpose: The study aimed to examine and compare the happiness and resilience of disadvantaged employees and non-disadvantaged employees.

Method: The study sample included 37 young employees, between 20 and 30 years of age. Among them, 17 were with physical disadvantages of one type or the other, and 20 had no physical disadvantages.

Results: Mann-Whitney U test showed that there is no difference in resilience and happiness between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged employees. Among the non-disadvantaged employees, there is a relationship between happiness and resilience. However, among the disadvantaged employees, this relationship is not there.

Conclusions: Disadvantaged employees in the present sample do not differ from the non-disadvantaged in their happiness and resilience. However, it cannot be assumed that happiness is a contributing factor to the resilience of the disadvantaged employees. Also, it is not possible to generalise the results of the study due to the small sample size.


Happiness; resilience; disadvantaged; employees

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