• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 19, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

The Study on Living Standards and Satisfaction in Migrant Dorms


Objectives: To understand the living standards of the migrant dorms and to find out the satisfaction level of migrants with respect to the facilities provided in the dorms. Methods / Statistical Analysis: The design used for this study is Descriptive research design as it is used to describe the characteristics of the migrants included in this study. The population that was taken for study is the migrant workers in Chennai, India. Only the blue collar men are taken for study. The sample taken for the study is 50 respondents. The technique used for selecting the sample is convenient sampling. The study has used primary data. For collecting primary data structured questionnaire was framed and this questionnaire was pilot tested and necessary corrections have been implemented. Statistical tools namely correlation, cross tabulation and percentage analysis are applied in relevant places to prove to obtain the objective. Findings: Accommodation, Food, Television and washroom facility are the most commonly provided facilities in the dorms. Cleanliness is not up to the standard and it is of the least requirement in most of the dorms. Food is provided in all the dorms, but the quality and the service is not up to the mark. Providing food on time doesn’t happen in the dorms. First-Aid/Medicine is not present in many dorms. The FirstAid/Medicine is a least priority for the migrants also. The statistical results of the study in cross tabulation shows that the lesser the expense is, higher the satisfaction. The correlation between age and satisfaction level of the migrants, established that there exists a low positive co- relation (0.316). When the correlation between age and recommending dorms by the migrants to others is studied, it is found that there exists a low positive co-relation (0.238) between both. There is a good correlation between Satisfaction and Recommendation of dorms to others. This means higher the satisfaction, higher the recommendation of dorms to others. Applications / Improvements: From the above study, it is evident that the experience is the factor which is missed out in all the dorms. The standards are lower all over the city, so the migrants get satisfied with what they get. But, if we provide them better benefits at low cost, the standard of living of the migrants to stay in the dorms can be brought up.
Keywords: Basic Requirements, Facilities, Living Standards, Migrant, Dorms, Satisfaction Level


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