Quality of Work Life

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Quality of Work Life

Employees' level of happiness at work. Quality of work life may come from salaries, flexibility in allowing employees to attend family events or other things. Different persons have different definitions of quality of work life. For example, one person may derive satisfaction from traveling while another may consider it the worst part of his/her job.
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Descriptive statistics were used to describe selected demographic characteristics and the factors influencing the QWL. Meanwhile, comparative between QWL and selected demographic profile (Gender and Marital Status) was analyzed using the Independent t-test.
It was chosen because it specifically addressed the environment sphere, an important aspect for the QWL, especially when the setting is the prison system.
QWL is usually supposed to be one of the most important elements in staffing and retaining, which has a great impact on holding the required number of nurses in each health care facility.
Furthermore, the association between work, non-work life domains [18], and work-related stress [19] is also a factor in QWL [20].
Most of the researches have studied QWL as an independent variable, and investigated the QWL relationship with variables like job satisfaction, organizational commitment, job involvement, morale, intention to quit, career development, individual and organizational productivity and performance (Havlovic 1991; Huang 2007; Koonmee et al.
The program (2004-2010) aimed to improve both productivity at the Finnish workplaces and the quality of working life (QWL) through supporting the diffusion of new organizational practices, focusing on the SMEs sector.
Accordingly, authors recommend of additional research using different population, qualitative research, developing QWL programs and investigating QOWL as well as in different settings in private sectors.