Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

Influence of Gender and Working Area on Quality of Work Life and Mental Health among Employees

Neeta N. Lad

Assi. Prof. & Head, Department of Psychology, Rajaram College, Kolhapur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.142/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.142


The present study is aimed to study the influence of gender and working area of the employees on their quality of work life and mental health. Total 480 employees were selected for the study in which 240 employees were working in Shivaji University, Kolhapur and 240 employees were working in Mumbai University, Mumbai. They were equally distributed on the basis of gender and working area. Quality of work life was measured by ‘Quality of Work Life Scale’ (QWL) which is constructed by Dhar, Dhar and Roy (2011) and mental health was measured by Mithila Mental Health Status Inventory (MMHSI) by Anandkumar and Thakur (1984). Data was analyzed through descriptive statistical technique and Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). Result revealed that gender and working area significantly influence on quality of work life of the employees. However, gender also significantly influence on egocentrism and social non-conformity of the employees. Additionally, working area significantly influence on employees alienation. Results were discussed on the basis of above fact and previous literature.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016