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Ghaleei A, Mohajeran B, Taajobi M, Imani B. Relationship between quality of work life and occupational stress in staff of Bu-ali Sina university of Hamadan, 2013. Pajouhan Sci J 2015; 13 (4) :60-66
URL: http://psj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-200-en.html
1- Education ِDepartment, Faculty of Literature, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran
2- Bu Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran , Mtaajobi@gmail.com
3- Faculty Member of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran- Ph.D. Student in Nursing, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: Quality of work life (QWL) is a comprehensive program which leads to promotion of productivity, performance and satisfaction of staff. Occupational stress is, also, defined as individual`s physical, mental and emotional reactions which are experienced due to working life needs and changes. Therefore, this research aims to determine the relationship of QWL with occupational stress in Bu-Ali Sina university staff.

Methods: The study is a cross sectional-descriptive type carried out on 178 individuals of Bu-Ali Sina university staff. The data were collected through standard questionnaire of determining QWL and questionnaire of classification of individual`s stress. To test the hypotheses, Pearson correlation coefficient and Lambda test, by utilizing SPSS-16, were used.

Results: The results showed that the level of QWL in the population of the study was at the medium and there was a positive significant relationship between QWL and staff education (P=0.001) and between QWL and staff working experience (P=0.04). However, between QWL and sex, marital status and age no significant relationship was found. Based on Pearson correlation test, there was obtained a significant relationship between score of QWL mean and mean of individuals` stress (P=.0.004). In another word, the greater the individuals` QWL, the less stress they experience.

Conclusion: Regarding the research findings, managers should improve the level of QWL through cooperative programs and team working to reduce occupational stress in the workplace.

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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Medicine & Clinical Sciences
Received: 2015/08/21 | Accepted: 2015/11/11 | Published: 2016/02/16

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