Assessing quality of working life among Malaysian workers

N. S. Sulaiman, W. Y. Choo, A. R. Mat Yassim, D. Van Laar, K. Chinna, H. A. Majid

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Abstract

The Work-Related Quality of Life Scale–2 (WRQLS-2) has been used to measure quality of working life (QOWL) in the United Kingdom. In this study, the scale was translated and normalized into Malay. The scale was translated using the back-translation method, pretesting, and pilot testing. It was conducted among health care and office workers. It was tested in 3 stages; confirmatory factor analysis at stages 1 and 3 and exploratory factor analysis at stage 2. The Malaysian WRQLS-2 had 5 factors: “General Well-Being,” “Job and Career Satisfaction,” “Employee Engagement,” “Home-Work Interface,” and “Stress at Work.” The scale showed good convergent and construct validity and also reliability. Perception of good QOWL may differ because of cultural influences and varying work environments. The validated Malaysian WRQLS-2 can be used to determine the QOWL of Malaysian office and health care workers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94S-100S
Number of pages7
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume27
Issue number8 Suppl
Early online date28 Apr 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

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