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Khalilzadeh A, Talebi B, Khadivi A. Structural Analysis of the Correlation between Occupational Stress and Quality of life in University Administrators Using a PLS Approach. JOHE. 2020; 9 (3) :180-188
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1- PhD Student in Educational Administration, Dept. of Educational Administration, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
2- Assistant Prof., Dept. of Educational Administration, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran. , btalebi1972@gmail.com
3- Assistant Prof., Dept. of Educational Administration, Tabriz Branch, Farhangian University, Tabriz, Iran.
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Background: University administrators play a key role in providing educational services to students and faculty members. This study aims to explain occupational stress (OS) in university administrators based on health-related quality of life (QoL) using a PLS approach.
Materials and Methods: The statistical population of this correlational study included all 70 managers in the field of education at Islamic Azad University of Tabriz in 2020. Based on Krejcie and Morgan's sampling table, 60 people were selected by simple random sampling. Data were collected using the revised OS questionnaire of the United Kingdom Health Safety Executive (2004) and the World Health Organization's QoL (WHOQOL-BREF) questionnaire. The questionnaire of QoL included dimensions of mental health, physical health, social health, environmental health, and general health. OS questionnaire is not categorized into components. Composite reliability was 0.96 for the OS questionnaire and 0.93 for the QoL questionnaire. To test the hypotheses, structural equation modelling was employed with SPSS and PLS software.
Results: The results showed a significant negative association between QoL and its dimensions, including general health, physical health, mental health, environmental health, and social health with OS (P < 0.01). In addition, OS could be predicted only based on the dimensions of physical health (P ₌ 0.02) and environmental health (P ₌ 0.01).
Conclusion: Paying attention to QoL in university administrators could reduce their OS and promote positive working consequences at the university.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Occupational Health
Received: 2020/09/9 | Accepted: 2020/12/12 | ePublished: 2021/02/8

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