Quality of Work Life and Job Performance: Empirical Evidence from Station Masters Working at Sri Lanka Railways

J. Ramawickrama, H.H.D.N.P. Opatha, M.D. Pushpakumari


Quality of work life in an organization is a critical factor for deciding employee related outcomes in modern organizations. The main aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the dimensions of the quality of work life and job performance dimensions through a survey method using a questionnaire administered to a sample of 280 Station Masters who are employed at Sri Lanka Railways. The construct ‘quality of work life’ was measured by using eight dimensions based on Walton’s model developed in 1975. A three component model including task performance, citizenship performance and counterproductive work dimensions was used for measuring job performance. This study used descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analyses to examine the relationship between the two variables. The result indicates that there is a strong, positive and significant relationship between the two variables and are positive and significant associations among the measurement dimensions of the variables. Further, the quality of work life has a substantial influence on job performance. The paper has of importance as it contributes to the existing body of knowledge originally and the contributions have been specified.

Key Words: Job Performance, Quality of Work Life, Railways, Station Masters

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