EXPLANATION THE IMPACT OF THE QUALITY OF WORKING LIFE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN THE WORKPLACE

Fakhriyeh Hamidianpour, Assistant professor, Department of Business Management, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran
Majid Esmaeilpour, Assistant professor, Department of Business Management, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran
Leila Amiri, MSC student of Business Management, Persian Gulf University, Boushehr, Iran

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JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT STUDIES
Volume 16, Issue 2, p33-44, October 2016

ABSTRACT

Background: human resources are the most important asset of any organization. Given the importance of human resources in achieving organizational goals, noticing the quality of their working life is essential. Therefore understanding the behavioral patterns and job-related factors play a major role in the organization's success. Objective: This study aims to investigate the influence of the quality of working life on human factors such as job satisfaction, job burnout, job commitment and job performance. Methodology: The research methodology is applied in terms of aim and descriptive- explorative in terms of data collection. The population in this study includes all faculty professors and employees of Persian Gulf (Iran) university. A total of 165 samples were selected from the population non-randomly and using available sampling method. Questionnaire was used to collect data. Validity of the questionnaire was examined via nominal validity and its reliability was confirmed by Cronbach's alpha. To test the research conceptual model and test the hypotheses, structure equation modeling was used. Results: The results showed that the quality of working life has a positive and meaningful impact on job satisfaction, job commitment and job performance which means that the higher the quality of life of employees, increased staff satisfaction with their jobs. Also quality of working life affects their job commitment and its growth leads to increment of employee commitment to the organization. The other finding is that in organizations which have working life quality programs, job performance improves. It is also one of the results of this study that working life quality does not have a negative and inverse impact on job burnout.

Keywords

Quality of working life, Job satisfaction, Job burnout, Job commitment, Job performance.


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