Quality of work life and hardiness of school teachers

Parameswari, J.; Kadhiravan, S.
April 2014
Indian Journal of Health & Wellbeing;2014, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p457
Academic Journal
Quality is an important aspect which determines the growth of an organization. Quality in work life is an essential construct for the development of both employee and organization. Quality of work life refers to an extent to which the employees can enhance their personal life through their work environment and experiences. Hardiness is a personality trait which comprises the commitment, control and challenge of an individual. The present study explored the relationship between quality of work life and hardiness of school teachers. 141 teachers from different schools in Niligiri District were selected through stratified random sampling. Quality of work life and hardiness of teachers were assessed using appropriate tools. The result showed that there is a significant gender difference in two important aspects of quality of work life namely, control at work and working conditions. There is a significant gender difference in all the dispositions of hardiness that is, control, commitment and challenge. Also, it is found that certain factors of quality of work life and hardiness dispositions are significantly related to each other. The findings and implications are discussed in this article.


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