Volume 3 Issue 2 Article 2


The impact of working life conditions on the quality of life
Beata Mucha (pp. 12-22)

 

Purpose: The aim of this paper is identify and assess the working environment conditions of university teachers taking account the factors affecting the conditions of, and having negative/positive impact on, the quality of the working life. An indirect goal was to answer the question of whether the quality of the working environment contributes to lowering/increasing the quality of the working life.
Design/methodology/approach: The research utilises a critical analysis of the literature, and a survey using a questionnaire. The survey was conducted on a population of 21 university teachers working for the Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych..
Findings: As proven by the analysis, there are many components pointing to the inseparable connection between the working-environment conditions and the quality of the working life. Properly implemented and skilfully used forms of countering unfavourable phenomena which disrupt the work process are the key for securing the proper quality of the work-management process. This regards interpersonal relations, work organisation and stress and burnout prevention.
The objective of the study was to identify and assess the working-environment conditions. The conducted empirical research proved the theory that the quality of the working environment significantly impacts on the quality of the working life.
As shown by the results, university teachers at the PWSZ in Wałbrzych value highly job satisfaction and psychological security.
Originality/value: High requirements in the profession of university teacher are associated with a medium level of decision-making authority, which does not have a positive impact on the willingness to introduce changes to the working environment. A higher quality of the working environment contributes to a higher quality of the working life.
Keywords: quality of work, work satisfaction, quality of the working life.
Paper type: case study

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