Evaluation of the Life Quality of Workers In A Cement Factory


7th International Conference on Intercultural Education - Education, Health and ICT - From a Transcultural Perspective (EDUHEM), Almeria, Spain, 15 - 17 June 2016, vol.237, pp.1462-1467 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 237
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2017.02.250
  • City: Almeria
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.1462-1467
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study is planned to evaluate the life quality of 93 workers in a cement factory resided in Eastern Black Sea Region, determination of their life quality is carried out by SF - 36 Life Quality Scale with a face-to-face survey method. Physical Role Function Difficulty sub-dimension (93.01 +/- 19.98) came out as the one with the highest point average among the workers' life quality dimensions, while Vitality/Tiredness (57.15 +/- 19.22) and General Health Perception (57.04 +/- 15.38) came out as the one with the lowest point average. A significant difference was found between the workers' working hours and their Vitality/Tiredness and Mental Health scores and it was found out that the workers with 16-20 years working time seemed to have a higher Vitality/Tiredness score than the ones with 6-10 years working time (p<0.05). Workers seemed to have difficulties in higher rates in performing their tasks as they have Vitality/Tiredness and health perceptions in mid-levels and it was determined that the more working years they had, the higher their Vitality/Tiredness and health perceptions went up. (C) 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.