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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Organizational climate, leadership style and emotional intelligence as predictors of quality of work life among bank workers in Ibadan, Nigeria.
From these two perspectives, Gonzalez, Peiro and Bravo (1996) explain that QWL measures the way in which the working environment is experienced: a) objectively, where the whole organization is assessed as a multilevel system, taking into account the physical and environmental characteristics of the work place which could lead to a better or worse quality of work life, b) subjectively, from the point of view of the worker, considering the factors that directly influence the way in which he/she views his/ her work along with the individual characteristics that affect their perspectives of the work.
Ethics institutionalization, quality of work life, and employee job-related outcomes: A survey of human resource managers in Thailand, Journal of Business Research JBR-06734; No of Pages 7
2014) assessed the relationship between quality of work life and occupational stresses in personnel of social security organization in Hamadan Province, IR Iran with 58 personnel selected through census method and showed a positive association between QWL and Stress.
The elements that are relevant to an individual quality of work life include task, working environment, organizational culture, administrative system and the relationship between on the job and off the job life (Baitul Islam 2012).
Results of the first research question: What is the level of quality of work life of special education teachers?
One of the four sub scales used in quality of work life tool was work life/home life.
The quality of work life is a subject of human sources managers and behavior sciences authorities.
Quality of work life has its roots in the theories of Maslow, Herzbeg and McGregor.
It could be seen that the overall quality of work life for high level of job satisfaction is 3.
Improved quality of work life promotes the best use of existing workforce skills and increases employees' involvement.
Research on Quality of Work Life (QWL) started in the early 1970s (Saklani, 2004) and studies on it are essential to help organisations identify gaps that could improve employee's QWL since high QWL could attract and retain employees (Sandrick, 2003).

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