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ALBUQUERQUE, Veruska; FERREIRA, Mário César; ANTLOGA, Carla  and  MAIA, Marina. Quality of life representations at work on a brazilian regulatory agency. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.2, pp.287-301. ISSN 2359-0769.

This research aimed to identify the representations of employees of a Brazilian regulatory agency about the quality of working life and welfare and malaise sources at work. The research was based on the theoretical framework of Ergonomics Applied Activity on Quality of Life at Work - EAA_QVT. 1,945 workers participated, corresponding to 63.01% of the agency workers collective at the time of the study. The electronic version of the Inventory of Quality of Life Assessment at Work - IA_QVT was used as a tool. The results indicate that the quality of working life according to the participants' view is a skilled management team, equal opportunities of training, healthy work environment, job satisfaction, balance between health, productivity and social life, work as a source of accomplishment and pleasure, and cooperative atmosphere between colleagues and speaking space. As sources of well-being at work, workers reported they like the activities they do, the possibility of professional growth, the prerogative of having time to deal with personal life issues, satisfaction of providing quality services to society, harmonious social and professional relationships both with colleagues and with the immediate supervisors, the feeling of accomplishment and the space to work freeely, appropriate working conditions, satisfactory payment and flexible hours. The main sources of discomfort at work in the context of the regulatory agency were the management lack of preparation and arrogance, mismanagement, clientelism and the occupation of commissioned positions by non contested, conflictual interaction with users, precariousness of outsourced workers, excessive bureaucracy, lack of planning, execution of repetitive tasks and precarious working conditions. The results are discussed in light of literature in the field of labor sciences and EAA_QVT.

Keywords : quality of life at work; activity ergonomics; well-being at work; malaise at work; brazilian regulator agency.

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