The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Does the Organization Have an Impact on the Happiness and Life Satisfaction of Agricultural Scientists in India?

Article Details
Pub. Date : October, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOB011022
Author Name : P Ramesh, B S Yashavanth and R V S Rao
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Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 18



Happiness at workplace is important for both individuals and organizations, as it is known to increase and sustain employee productivity. The present study assesses the personality and wellbeing attributes of agricultural scientists to find out any differences in these attributes between the scientists working in two different organizations viz., Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and State Agricultural Universities (SAUs). The findings revealed that the agricultural scientists, irrespective of the organization in which they are working, have similar personality traits and equal scores on the happiness index. However, SAU scientists are found to have higher scores on life satisfaction and lower scores on Psychological Wellbeing (PWB) compared to ICAR scientists. Even though at the beginning of their career, scientists from SAU were reported to have higher wellbeing, in the long run, ICAR scientists were found to sustain their levels of happiness and PWB.


Agricultural scientists are continually looking for ways to improve livestock, crop yields, and food quality while also conserving the environment (CAERT, 2006). The National Agricultural Research and Education System (NARES) in India primarily comprises a network of 101 research institutions working directly under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and 71 agricultural universities, which is one of the largest national agricultural research systems in the world. There are about 40,000 professionally trained scientific personnel employed in NARES to look after research, education, and