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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

Print version ISSN 0864-0319On-line version ISSN 1561-2961

Abstract

GONZALEZ RUIZ, Gisela et al. The Perception of Quality of Life by Workers from a Colombian University Institution. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2019, vol.35, n.1, e1647.  Epub July 30, 2019. ISSN 0864-0319.

Introduction:

Life quality perception is an indicator that allows to measure the conditions of physical and mental health in active workers.

Objective:

To evaluate the perception of quality of life in working adults of a university institution.

Methods:

Descriptive and evaluative study, field research, with a quantitative approach, carried out in 2014 in a university institution in Santa Marta, Colombia. It was carried out in a population of 204 plant workers, of which an intentional sample made up by 50 of them was chosen. The data collection was done through the Professional Quality of Life scale (PROQOL-35), which assesses workload, intrinsic motivation and managerial support. The analysis of the information was done through descriptive statistics. Ethical considerations for human studies were respected.

Results:

It was found that 38% (19) of the adults considered that there is heavy workload, according to the stipulated valuation concepts; 34% (17) indicated that there is enough intrinsic motivation, while only 10% (5) considered that there is no motivation and 44% (22) of the people indicated that there is strong managerial support.

Conclusions:

Although there is heavy workload, intrinsic motivation and managerial support are compensating elements in the quality of life of working adults in the institution under study.

Keywords : Quality of life; elderly; fatigue; stress; motivation; manager.

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