Religious Beliefs, Altruism and Quality of Work Life among Public and Private Sector Employees

Saima Kiran (BS, 2014-2018) Supervisor: Shazia Qayyum, PhD

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract:

The present study designed to investigate the relationship between religious beliefs, altruism and quality of work life in public and private sector employees. In this study correlational research design was used. It was hypothesized that there would be a relationship between religious beliefs altruism and quality of work life in public and private sector employees. Moreover, it was also hypothesized that religious beliefs and altruism would be predictors of quality of work life in public and private sector employees. The sample comprised of 200 public and private sector employees, (N = 200) including both males and females, with age range of 20 to 60 years (M = 30.9, SD = 8.18). The demographic sheet, Islamic Beliefs Questionnaire (Ashraf & Amjad, 2016), The Generative Altruism Scale (Bussing, 1981) and Work Related Quality of Work Life (Easton & Laar, 2007) were used to assess the correlation between study variables. The results revealed that there was significant difference in quality of work life of public and private sector employees. It was also found that there was no significant difference in religious beliefs and altruism. The results that religious beliefs were not correlated with altruism and quality of work life. Altruism was positively correlated with quality of work life. Furthermore, age, employment sector and altruism were significant predictors of quality of work life. The study has important implications in the organizational psychology and can be used to improve the quality of work life among in public and private sector employees.

Keywords: Religious beliefs, altruism, quality of work life, public and private sector employees.

 

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