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Senthilkumar K.G.,Kingston Engineering College Vellore | Chandrakumarmangalam S.,Anna University | Umasankar M.,Kongu Engineering College
International Journal of Applied Engineering Research | Year: 2015

Background: Today Indian higher educational institutions exclusively technical institutions encounter high turnover rates of academic faculty members resulting from unfavourable work environment which represents Quality of Work Life (QWL). Understanding more about academic faculty member’s intent to leave in relation to QWL is important to develop general guidelines to improve the relevant QWL facets that are found to be lacking in the organizations. Objective: The objective of this research study is to examine the relationship among the Quality of Work Life, mental health and turnover intentions of faculty members. Methodology: The respondents for this study comprised 729 faculty members from private engineering colleges in Coimbatore region of Tamilnadu, India. This study employed the simple random sampling method. To collect required information three instruments representing QWL, mental health and turnover intentions have been employed. Results: The Spearman correlation analysis has been conducted to identify whether the dimensions of QWL are related with QWL and also to determine the extent of the relationship. Analysis shows that the nature of the correlation is positive for all the cases, as the coefficient values are positive. The regression analysis has been employed to test the hypotheses. The results supported all the hypotheses. Conclusion: This new approach will enable the institutions to understand the faculty members’ perception towards QWL. It also enables them to attract and retain qualified and motivated faculty members. © Research India Publications. Source

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