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Employees’ perception on quality work life and job satisfaction in a Private Higher Learning Institution

Saad, Hanita Sarah and Abu Samah, Ainon Jauhariah and Juhdi, Nurita (2008) Employees’ perception on quality work life and job satisfaction in a Private Higher Learning Institution. International Review of Business Research Papers, 4 (3). pp. 23-34. ISSN 1832-9543

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The aim of this study is to find out about the employee’s perception of their work-life quality in the university. Previous studies indicated that employees’ perception on work life quality significantly influenced their job satisfaction. 251 employees in the university participated in this study. Ten variables to measure Quality Work Life (QWL) are examined namely support from organization, work-family conflict, relationship with peers, self competence, impact on job, meaningfulness of job, optimism on organizational change, autonomy, access to resources and time control. All these variables are tested the relationship with job satisfaction. The test indicated that each of the QWL variables on its own is a salient predictor of Job Satisfaction. However, 7 QWL variables are no longer significant predictors for job satisfaction when all the 10 QWL variables are entered into the regression equation. Using multiple linear regressions, only 3 QWL variables (meaningfulness of job, optimism on organizational change and autonomy) are significantly related to Job Satisfaction. However, they only explained 28.8% of the variance in Job Satisfaction, F (10, 240) = 11.134, p<.05.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6665/24405
Uncontrolled Keywords: work life,motivation, satisfaction, organizational commitment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5549 Personnel management
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr. Nurita Juhdi
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 10:21
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2013 10:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24405

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