Quality of work-life refers to the extent to which members of a work organization can satisfy their personal needs through their work experience in the organization. High quality of working life is critical for healthcare organizations to attract and retain qualified, committed and motivated employees and also lead to high task performance. However, there are few studies regarding quality of work life among nurses in Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to assess quality of work life and associated factors among nurses working in Wollega Zones governmental hospitals, 2018.
Institutional based cross - sectional study design was conducted on 212 nurses working in wollega zones governmental hospitals from November to December, 2018. The study participants were selected by using simple random sampling techniques. The data was entered into Epi data version 3.1 and then exported into Statistical Package for the Social Sciences window version 20.0 for analysis. Multiple regression analysis was conducted to identify factors associated with quality of working life of nurses. Statistical significance was declared at p<0.05.
A total of 212 nurses were involved in the study. The study revealed that about 108(50.5% of nurses have good quality of work life. Income and dependent family were significantly associated with quality of work life. In this study, Nurses who have no dependent family were 2.72 (AOR 2.72, 95% CI: 1.38, 5.38) times more likely to have good quality of work life compared to those who have dependent family. Nurses whose monthly income 446-5294 were 2.39(AOR 2.39 95% CI: 1.08, 5.37) times more likely to have good quality of work life compared to those who got less than 3653.
Nearly half of nurses were dissatisfied with the quality of their work life . The study revealed that monthly income and presence of dependent family showed significant association with quality of work life. Bringing up and maintaining a higher level of quality of work life among nurses is a key to promote job satisfaction and enhance quality of patient care.