Our Research

We aim to publish high quality research about Quality of Working Life and to produce the best possible technical reports for clients.

We have been developing our theory of quality of working life in organisations for more than 15 years.  

The latest research papers in the field usually quote our original WRQoL scale development journal article:

Van Laar, D. L., Edwards, J. A. & Easton, S. (2007). The Work-Related Quality of Life (QoWL) scale for Healthcare Workers. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 60(3), 325–333.

Google Scholar provides a good overview of the latest papers and research projects referring to this paper.

Selected related journal articles by the QoWL research team

Fontinha, R., Van Laar, D., Easton, S. (2019). Overtime and Quality of Working Life in Academics and non-Academics: The Role of Perceived Work-life Balance. International Journal of Stress Management. https://doi.org/10.1037/str0000067

Easton, S. and Van Laar, D.L. (2018). Organizational stress, cultural differences and quality of working life. Indian Journal of Career and Livlihood planning. 1 (7), 27-38.

Easton, S. and Van Laar, D. (2018). User manual of the Work-Related Quality of Life Scale. Portsmouth: University of Portsmouth. 2nd Ed. ISBN: 9781861376633.

Englefield, K., Easton, S., Morris, P. & Van Laar, D. (2017). The development of the Relationship and Motivation at University (REMO-U) scale: assessing university students' perceptions of academic motivators. Asian Journal of Educational Research, 5 (3), 32-42.

Fontinha, R., Van Laar, D., & Easton, S. (2016). Quality of working life of academics and researchers in the UK: the roles of contract type, tenure and university ranking. Studies in Higher Education, 1-18.

Easton, S., Van Laar, D.L. & Rachel Marlow-Vardy (2013). Quality of Working Life and the Police. Management. 3(3), 135-141.

Duyan, E.C., Aytaç, S., Akyıldız, N. & Van Laar, D. (2013). Measuring Work Related Quality of Life and Affective Well-being in Turkey. Mediterranean Jnl. of Social Sciences, 4 (1), 105-116.

Edwards, J., Van Laar, D.L. & Easton, S. (2009). The Work-Related Quality of Life (WRQoL) scale for Higher Education Employees. Quality in Higher Education. 15: 3, 207-219.

Edwards, J. A., Webster, S., Van Laar, D. & Easton, S. (2008). Psychometric analysis of the UK Health and Safety Executive's Management Standards work-related stress Indicator Tool, Work & Stress, 22:2, 96 - 107.