Dimensionality and Antecedents of Quality of Work Life
Balaji P.1, Behera Sumanta2, Kumar Aswatha3
1ICSSR/IPE Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Commerce, University of Madras, Chepauk Campus, Chennai-600 005, Tamil Nadu, India
2Junior Research Fellow (JRF), Department of Commerce, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack-753011, Odisha, India
3PhD Research Scholar, Department of Commerce, Bangalore University, Bengaluru-560056, Karnataka, India, e-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online published on 27 November, 2018.
Quality of work life (QWL) is a major determinant of job satisfaction, employee retention and attraction. QWL is mutually interrelated with the work environment and personal life needs. Working women are bearing major responsibilities at home and meeting higher job expectations and facing heavier demands at work. Work-life imbalance will escalate the stress level and increase the conflict in organisations. Maintenance of better QWL is possible only if the employee is satisfied with his work through the higher job expectations and matching the personal life and work life needs with his prospects. In this study, the attempt has been made to study the major influencers and dominant dimensions of QWL, especially among working women. The result reveals that, among the QWL variables, job nature factor is the dominant one followed by monetary benefit factor, non-monetary benefit factor, organisational climate factor, organisational structure factor and skills enrichment factor in the order of their dominance. Monthly family income and nature of family significantly influence QWL.
Quality of work life, Job nature, Monetary benefits, Non-monetary benefits, Organisational climate, Organisational structure, Skills enrichment and working women.