Journal of Business and Policy Research
Vol. 12. No. 2., December 2017, Pages: 42 – 57
Quality of Life (QoL) of Employees in Klang Valley, Malaysia: What Makes You Happy?
This paper presents very interesting findings of an empirical research which examines the relationship between quality of life (QoL) and the overall life happiness of employees in Klang Valley, Malaysia. The study measures perception of full time employees from both public and private sectors regarding constructs that they feel important in influencing their overall life happiness. The associations between QoL constructs and overall life happiness are analyzed through statistical methods such as Pearson’s correlations, structural equation modelling (SEM) and cluster analysis by utilizing 204 respondents’ data. Specifically, overall life happiness has high correlations with quality of life (QoL) constructs namely work quality of life, financial quality of life, health quality of life, family quality of life, social quality of life and spiritual/religion quality of life. The SEM result also reveals that QoL constructs exhibit significant influence on the overall life happiness of employees. The result of the cluster analysis and the Friedman rank test indicate that “High overall life happiness achievers” have higher levels of QoL constructs specifically ‘spiritual/religion quality of life’, ‘family quality of life’ and ‘work quality of life’. In general, the findings of the study provide a striking demonstration of the importance of QoL constructs in achieving the overall life happiness.