Measuring Work Related Quality of Life and Affective Well-being in Turkey


  • Emin Cihan Duyan Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
  • Serpil Aytaç Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
  • Neslihan Akyildiz Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
  • Darren Van Laar University of Portsmouth


The prime purpose of this research wass to test the cross cultural construct validity and the reliability of the Work Related
Quality of Life (WRQoL) scale developed by Van Laar and colleagues (2007) and Job Related Affective Well-being Scale by
Sevastos (1996). 288 employees participated in the study from a range different occupational backgrounds. The employees
had a mean age of 34.25 years and average work experience of 12.17 years. 52.1% of the participants were men. Three items
needed to be removed from WRQoL according to the CFA results and the new structure for Turkish version of the WRQoL
consisted of 20 items and 6 factors with acceptable to good fit indices. Job related affective well-being scale showed a
consistent factor and item structure with the Turkish sample indicated by good fit indices. All sub-scales and scales showed
significant correlations. We might consider that the 20 item WRQoL and 12 item job related affective well-being scae are both
valid and reliable in a Turkish context.


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Duyan, E. C. ., Aytaç, S. ., Akyildiz, N. ., & Laar, D. V. . (2013). Measuring Work Related Quality of Life and Affective Well-being in Turkey. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 4(1), 105. Retrieved from