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Research Article

Job Satisfaction and Sociodemographic Factors Affecting Garbage Workers' Quality of Life in Antakya (Antioch), Turkey

Nazan Savas1*, Ersin Nazlican2 and Ebru Turhan1

1Department of Public Health, Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey

2Department of Public Health, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

Corresponding Author:
Nazan Savas
Department of Public Health
Mustafa Kemal University
Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: November 08, 2011; Accepted date: January 31, 2012; Published date: February 02, 2012

Citation: Savas N, Nazlican E, Turhan E (2012) Job Satisfaction and Sociodemographic Factors Affecting Garbage Workers’ Quality of Life in Antakya (Antioch), Turkey. Primary Health Care 2:110. doi:10.4172/2167-1079.1000110

Copyright: © 2012 Savas N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Objective:The aim was to evaluate job satisfaction and their sociodemographic characteristics effects on the quality of life (QOL) of the garbage workers (GW).

Methods:185 GW (94.4% of total) were evaluated. They were given sociodemographic survey, scaler of job satisfaction (Job Descriptive Index (JDI)) and QOL Scale “WHOQOL-BREF-Turkish”. Questions of JDI were compiled by researhers. Reliability and convenience of JDI were analysed. Correlation, student-T test and logistic regression were used.

Findings:68.4% of job satisfaction had five contributing factors which are respectively management and overall job satisfaction, coworkers, pay, promotion and work itself. We found positive correlations (p<0.05) between scorings of WHOQOL-BREF-Tr domains and JDI’s components, except promotion. We also saw positive relations between WHOQOL-BREF-Tr scorings and some of workers’ behaviors and habits ranging having particular hobbies, going to movies, visiting friends/family, and not having chronic disease (p<0.01). Lack of satisfaction in each of 5 factors - dissatisfaction to management in all domains, dissatisfaction to work itself in social domain, dissatisfaction to coworkers in physical domain, dissatisfaction to pay in social and environmental domains caused a risk for poor QOL (p<0.01). Not having a hobby also created a risk for QOL in social and environmental domains (p<0.01).

Conclusion:The findings show that the QOL of the GW can be improved by improving the management, payment, and by encouraging and supporting them to have hobbies.

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