International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Quality of Work Life as a Predictor of Work Engagement among the Teaching Faculty at King Abdulaziz University
Dr. Saleh Ali Y. Alqarni

This study aimed to explore the relationship between quality of work life (QWL) as perceived by teaching faculty at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) and their work engagement (WE). Moreover, the study aimed to analyze how QWL dimensions might predict the faculty’s WE. Walton’s (1975) Criteria for QWL and the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES), developed by Schaufeli and Bakker (2003), were used to achieve the study’s objectives. The study’s participants comprised 299 teaching faculty members working in the different colleges at KAU. The findings indicated that the faculty was moderately satisfied with QWL at KAU but they reported relatively high levels of WE. The findings showed that QWL and its dimensions are all positively correlated with the WE of the faculty at KAU. Findings also provided evidence that two factors of QWL (development of human capabilities and social relevance) were the only significant predictors of the faculty’s WE.

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