Quality of work life is a very broad concept with many different perceptions about it and therefore, difficult to define. There are authors who are of the opinion that it is something that is defined by the people of the organization. Quality of work life involves job security, good working conditions, adequate and fair compensation and equal employment opportunity all together. Quality of work life aims to meet the twin goals of enhanced effectiveness of organization and improved quality of life at work for employees.
Aim: The aim of this study is to find out the Quality of Work Life among working women in Kashmir (Rural and Urban population).
Method: The data was collected through a questionnaire from a sample of 100 women employees in which 50 respondents were taken from rural and 50 respondents from urban population.
Findings: The study reveals that the majority of women employees felt contended at home (40%) rural and (48%) urban areas respectively. Around (36%) rural and (44%) of urban women employees did not spend time with their family. About (76%) and (74%) of rural and urban women respectively responded that the behavior of their family is good when they are sick. Also (40%) of rural women employees help their family members in their activities whereas, (44%) of urban women employees did not help family members in their activities. likewise (58%) rural and (76%) urban women employees did not enjoy decision making power; (44%) and (50%) of rural and urban women responded that their work life is good. About (48%) and (54%) of rural and urban respectively conveyed they did not feel depressed; 36 (72%) of rural and 38 (76%) women employees feel minimum stress level. Hence concluded that urban women employees felt much contended than rural women employees, urban women employees spent much time with the family than rural women. However, rural working women received better attention and care than urban working women when they are sick. Rural women employees helped their family in domestic work more than urban women employees. Rural women employees enjoyed decision making power better than urban women employees. Urban women employees felt less stressed and depressed than rural women employees.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN