The Jakarta Post
Conducted in 2017, the survey shows three meanings of success for Indonesians: Happiness, being healthy and maintaining a work-life balance. (Shutterstock/File)
Across Asia-Pacific, Indonesia is ranked the most optimistic in achieving success in one year, according to a recent global study by LinkedIn.
Of all people from six countries surveyed in the study, the highest percentage of optimistic individuals, 16 percent, were Indonesians. This number is followed by India (10 percent), Singapore (3 percent), Australia (3 percent), Hong Kong (3 percent) and China (2 percent).
Moreover, 67 percent of Indonesians feel they are successful and the percentage is higher than the global average, which is only 57 percent.
Conducted online in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a sample size of over 1,000 Indonesian adults, the survey shows the top-three meanings of success for Indonesians. Seventy-four percent of respondents chose happiness, while the rests chose being healthy (64 percent) and maintaining a work-life balance (62 percent).
In addition to that, nearly 70 percent believed success was personal and each person perceived it differently, while 51 percent believed it consisted of long and short-term “wins”.
Although happiness should be personal, the data showed external factors still influenced the process. Sixty-eight percent of respondents believed society’s view of success influenced them, while 80 percent believed educational background shaped their perception of success.
Meanwhile, 71 percent believed clothing was a confidence booster in finding success.
“It’s encouraging to see that Indonesians are some of the most confident when it comes to success and success is no longer about fulfilling traditional career milestones like bigger salaries and corner offices,” said Linda Lee, head of communications, Southeast Asia and North Asia at LinkedIn, in a press release.
“[…] We also encourage our members to reach out their network and communities to help them get closer to finding their success in life.” (wir/mut)