Effects of the Quality of Working Life on Job Satisfaction in an Auto Parts Manufacturing Factory
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mehdi Asghari
Department of Occupational Health
Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
E-mail: [email protected]
Since there is a significant relation between job satisfaction and staff?s quality of working life, the aim of this study was surveying the relation between these parameters. Demographic information, quality of working life, and job satisfaction were collected by three questionnaires. About 60.7% of participants evaluated their job as heavy. The average of job satisfaction was 55.94 and job career satisfaction and general wellbeing had the highest effect on it. There were significant differences for home-work interface, work conditions, control at work, and total quality of working life between different jobs (P<0.026). There are some reasons for low quality of working life. Tasks assigned to participants were not challenging; staff had no opportunities to realize their talents; they could not take part to organizational decision making. Individuals who adopt their job voluntarily are more satisfied. By improving the quality of working life, staff can feel justice, security and success. There were some limitations in present study such as the lack of enough time, shortage of resources, and lack of similar studies in industries. Because of shortage of industrial investigations, this paper deals with the motivation and protective factors related to job satisfaction and quality of working life in an industry and try to offer some recommendation in this respect.