The Studies of Job Satisfaction of Myanmar Migrant Workers at Mahachai, Thailand

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Project Title: The Studies of Job Satisfaction of Myanmar Migrant Workers at Mahachai, Thailand
Author: Viyatta
Advisor: Dr. Rungroje Songsraboon
Degree: Master of Business Administration (International Program)
Major: Human Resources Management
Faculty: Graduate Schools
Academic year: 2017


Viyatta. (2017). The studies of job satisfaction of Myanmar migrant workers at Mahachai, Thailand. (Master’s independent study). Bangkok: Siam University.


This research aims to Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand and to study the perceptions of their job satisfactions at Mhanachai, where a majority of Myanmar migrant are currently working under the unexpective conditions of challengings, such as Nationtional Verification process, the MOUs, changing policies of passports, illegal channels, lack of workers’ rights. deducted of base pays, deficiency of healthcares, workplace securities.

Thailand has 68.2 million of populations with 38.0 million of labor force and 3.5 million migrants both registered and unregisterd working at Thailand. Total workforce of migrant was spproximately 3 million, was 7% of the country’s working populations. Majority were from the sector of fisheries around 75% of total labor force composed of migrunt workers and moreover, 80% of construction workfoce sectors were composed of migrant workers and it was said that migrant workforce was account for 1% of Thailand’ goss domestic product (GDP).

Among them, 76% of migrant workers from Myanmar and around 2.3 million of Myanmar migrant were working at Thailand. Mahachai had named for the port town of Samut Sakhon province, west of Bangkok city, also a major reigon of fishing industries bringing in billions of dollars annually in Thaialnd. According to labor activists say there were about 200,000 Myanmar migrant workers working at several sectors of manufacturing, such as fisheries which.

In this research, it has four hypotheses of two objectives with independent variable and how these impact to dependent variable of Myanmar migrant workers job satisfactions, such as relationship between job stability/retention, employee security, employee legality, compensation/employee benefits and their job satisfactions.

Researcher for this survey has used the methods of both quantitative and qualitative. The primary data of this research was collected from Myanmar migrant workers at Mahachai using the questionnaires. The secondary’s sources of this research were collected from books, magazines,
journals, government and organizations report and the relevant of legal internet websites.

The perceptions of job stability, employee security and compensation/employee benefits with the moderate level of them were majorly presented, but employee legality of them were negatively expressed with dissatisfied level, particularly expenditure of identity verification card or passports, contract of work permit with employers, changing policy of type of ID cards or passports and services of agencies or brokers to legality for them. The overall satisfaction of four hypotheses, were shown a large-scale of yes respondents than no respondents.

Researcher has gained an experience of the perceptions of Myanmar migrant workers and their job satisfactions after studying this survey. It was assumed that there would be needed more research for them to understand a vest of problems of challenge conditions. This research due to
limited of times may has the deficienncy of information and the perceptions of Myanmar migrant people owing to the cultural and environmental differences for them.

The Studies of Job Satisfaction of Myanmar Migrant Workers at Mahachai, Thailand

International Master in Business Administration (IMBA), Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand

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