QUALITY OF LIFE AT WORK OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Bertran Gonçalves Coutinho Inacia Sátiro Xavier de França Alexsandro Silva Coura Kaio Keomma Aires Silva Medeiros Jamilly da Silva Aragão About the authors

Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the quality of life at work and the main correlated factors for people with disabilities. This was a cross-sectional study carried out in 2012 at a reference center for the rehabilitation of people with disabilities located in the city of João Pessoa, the state capital of Paraíba, Brazil. The sample consisted of 110 individuals who answered a sociodemographic questionnaire; a validated scale was used to assess the quality of life at work. Cronbach's Alfa test, the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin test, and Bartlett's sphericity test were done for data analysis. The level of internal consistency of the scale was satisfactory (α = 0.85), attesting to the reliability of the instrument that was used. The correlation matrix between scale items showed the possibility for factor analysis (KMO = 0.60) and Bartlett (p<0.001). Insofar as views on the quality of life at work is concerned, 67.9% pointed to dissatisfaction; 21.4%, had an intermediate evaluation, and 10.7% claimed to be satisfied. The most correlated factors were salary (0.74), possibility for professional growth (0.73), opportunity to express opinions (0.71), hour load and amount of work (0.66). It was concluded that the quality of life at work of people with disabilities is not satisfactory, mainly due to issues such as salary, working hours, inadequate amounts of work, and hurdles in career advancement.

Keywords
people with disabilities; job satisfaction; work conditions; workplace

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