Dear Built Environment Professional,
South Africa has a shortage of engineers and Built Environment professionals. South Africa faces a challenge to retain these skills within the industry. The rate of young engineers and Built Environment professionals entering the sector does not match the attrition rate due to retirement, emigration, career change etc. Given the shortage of engineers and Built Environment professionals and the costs associated with replacing employees who have left an organisation, it is critical for employers to retain their talented employees and to manage them in such a way that their productivity levels remain consistently high.
The purpose of the research is to establish if engineers and other Built Environment professionals in this country are happy. Happiness refers to one’s judgement of the overall quality one’s own life-as-a-whole as favourable. Multiple factors affecting happiness have been identified. The research aims to provide the statutory councils associated with the Built Environment a barometer of happiness levels in the industry. Interested parties will have access to this information via the each council’s newsletter.
You are invited to participate in our How's your life survey. In this survey, South Africans will be asked to complete a survey that asks questions about their life in general. It will take approximately fifteen minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering any questions, you can withdraw from the survey at any point. It is very important for us to learn your opinions
Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. Your information will be coded and will remain confidential. PLEASE note that we require you to be 18 years or older to participate in-this survey.
If you have any concerns, please contact my supervisor or me. Press NEXT to begin the survey.
Thank you for your consideration.
Andrew Poorun Pr Eng (Primary Researcher)
+27 83 463 7553
Prof Margaret Cullen (Supervisor)
+27 41 504 3772
Prof Andre Calitz (Co Supervisor)
+27 41 504 2639