Arab High School Teachers’ Quality of Work Life in Israel


Quality of Work Life (QWL) is defined as the degree to which the job includes factors related to employment that promote beneficial results for both the employee’s mental and physical well-being and the organization - positive attitudes toward the workplace - such as organizational commitment, motivation, and job. A high QWL improves the growth of the employees and the organization’s growth and leads to an improvement in productivity and organizational results. The purpose of this study is to identify and measure the dimensions of Arab high school teachers’ QWL in Israel. And to examine differences in teachers’ perceived quality of work life by demographic variables. Arab high school teachers’ QWL was measured using the QWL scale developed and modified for the current study for use in educational settings by Swamy, Nanjundeswaraswamy and Rashmi (2015). A total of 1245 teachers from 60 Arab high schools in Israel responded to the QWL survey. The data collected were subjected to statistical analysis, exploratory factor analysis (EFA)/ confirmatory factor analysis (CFA)/ ANOVA, and Testing Measurement Invariance using SPSS24 and AMOS software. CFA shows Six different dimensions of QWL: Autonomy and working relations; Ancillary benefits; Job security and utilization of skills; Open communication and balance of resources; Fair wages; Training and skills development. Furthermore, Arab high school teachers reported a moderate level of QWL. The highest factor is autonomy and work relations, while the lowest factor is ancillary benefits and fair wages. Also, perceived QWL differs due to demographic variables.


Afnan Haj Ali
Postdoctoral Fellow, The School of Education, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Ismael Abu-Saad
Professor, Education, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


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Teachers` Quality of Work Life, Arab Education System in Israel

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Arab High School Teachers’ Quality of Work Life in Israel (pdf)