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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-10  

Role of demographic and job-related variables in determining work-related quality of life of hospital employees

K Shukla1, S Shahane2, W D'Souza2 
1 Department of MBA (HHM), Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIU), Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of PGPHS, Sancheti Healthcare Academy, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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K Shukla
Department of MBA (HHM), Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIU), Pune, Maharashtra
India

Background: Considering a huge working population in health sector faced with stressful work life, limited autonomy in work and declining work contentment calls for an overemphasis on evaluating and monitoring their satisfaction associated with work-related quality of life (WRQoL). This study evaluates WRQoL of hospital employees and validates the bilingual (English and Marathi) version of WRQoL scale. Methods: The study was conducted during March-April«SQ»2014 on employees of a corporate hospital of Pune, India after ethical approval and informed consent from employees. The bilingual WRQoL scale has been tested for reliability and validity, and WRQoL scores have been reported. Results: A total of 132 hospital employees (mean age 31 [±8] years, 55% males) who participated in the study reported overall moderate WRQoL scores. The scale showed high internal consistency (Cronbach«SQ»s alpha = 0.82, P < 0.0001) and moderate to high validity. WRQoL did not significantly vary across marital status, family size, and gender. «DQ»Stress at work«DQ» score of WRQoL increased with age of employees. Higher work experience, employment at higher positions and those working in clinical and diagnostic departments reported a higher WRQoL. Conclusion: WRQoL scale is a reliable and valid instrument. Better WRQoL in employees placed in higher organizational positions indicates a need for focused measures to enhance WRQoL of employees in lower hierarchical levels, especially in control at work and home life interface domains. WRQoL needs regular monitoring for employees in lower positions and aging employees.


How to cite this article:
Shukla K, Shahane S, D'Souza W. Role of demographic and job-related variables in determining work-related quality of life of hospital employees.J Postgrad Med 2017;63:4-10


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Shukla K, Shahane S, D'Souza W. Role of demographic and job-related variables in determining work-related quality of life of hospital employees. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2017 Jun 24 ];63:4-10
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