Factors Affecting the Quality of Working Life: An Enquiry into the RMG Industry of Bangladesh
Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages: 26-36
Received: Feb. 26, 2018; Accepted: Mar. 13, 2018; Published: Apr. 4, 2018
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Kaniz Marium Akter, Department of Business Administration, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh
Subrata Banik, Department of Business Administration, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh
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Abstract
The aim of this study is to investigate the quality of working life (QWL) of RMG industry in Bangladesh. It identified the factors that affect the work life of RMG employees. A quantitative research design was applied that used 100 structured questionnaires, filled up by the employees from 20 RMG companies of Dhaka EPZ. The findings indicate that companies already ensured the satisfactory working environment, but in the quality issue, working lives of RMG employees are not as healthy as expected. The results expose errors and faults of authorities in QWL issues. Therefore, it is an attempt to create awareness among the authorities for formulating new policies. A small sample is used, in the study, from Dhaka EPZ; therefore, care is required when generalizing the results. This study forms a base for conducting research in future on the impact of QWL on employee productivity.
Keywords
Quality of Working Life (QWL), RMG Companies, RMG Employees, Dhaka EPZ, Bangladesh
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Kaniz Marium Akter, Subrata Banik, Factors Affecting the Quality of Working Life: An Enquiry into the RMG Industry of Bangladesh, Journal of Human Resource Management. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 26-36. doi: 10.11648/j.jhrm.20180601.14
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