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Quality of work life among Malaysian OSH personnel and general workers from different industries in Malaysia


Mazlan, Safiah Rohaizah and Mohd Tamrin, Shamsul Bahri and Ng, Yee Guan and How, Vivien and Ab Rahman, Rozanah and Basri, Johari and Zerguine, Haroun and Mohd Suadi Nata, Dayana Hazwani and Shariat, Ardalan (2018) Quality of work life among Malaysian OSH personnel and general workers from different industries in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 14 (SP1). pp. 40-46. ISSN 1675-8544; ESSN: 2636-9346


Background: Quality of Work Life (QWL) is a subset of the quality of life which expresses the interactions between workers and their total working environment with individual or human dimension. Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of QWL among Malaysian workers. Methods: 2740 respondents (1921 males and 819 females) were randomly selected from 11 different industries from all states of Malaysia. Respondents were aged between 18 to more than 55 years and were a local OSH Personnel and local general workers. Face to face interviews were conducted in all the selected industries using a structured questionnaire form adapted from Malaysian OSH Profile 2016. Respondents have completed the questionnaire under instructions and supervision of the research team. Results: Majority of the respondents were male (70.1%) and from manufacturing industries (76.3%). 50% of the respondents identified a high level of QWL in each component like not having a stress with the work load (85.5%), good work environment (78.4%), family life (83.1% and 83.6%), enough income and distribution (58.9%), good communication and harmonies relationship between colleagues and boss (93.4% and 88.7%), good facilities (88.6%), welfare at work (71.3%) and productive working condition (80.8%). There is a significant difference between QWL and type of industries [F(10)=12.897, p=0.001] where agriculture industry had the highest QWL. There is significant difference between QWL and gender (p=0.009) where male reported higher QWL compared to female. Conclusion: These findings could be used by the organizations in order to enhance its performance, productivity, employees’ commitment and satisfaction.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Notes: Special Issues: Advancement in Health Sciences
Keywords: Quality of work life (QWL); Work environment; Safety and health; Malaysian industries
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 03:55
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 03:55
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66139
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