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Background and aims: Quality of working life is a critical concept with great importance in the life of an employee which shows an appropriate balance between work and personal life, ensuring organizational productivity and employee’s job satisfaction. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of relationship enhancement program on quality of work life (QWL) among Karaj Municipality staff.

Methods: The sample of the study included 30 employees who were randomly selected from among the applicants to participate in this program, and they were random assigned into experiment and control groups (15 subjects per group). The data collection tool was the 27-item Walton quality of work life  questionnaire (1973), which was performed on both groups in the pre-test and post-test stages. Relationship enhancement program was implemented in 7 sessions with 90 minutes duration with step by step method for the experiment group, while the control group did not receive any intervention. The Data were analyzed through Univariate and multivariate analysis of covariance by using the software SPSS 18.

Results:  The results suggested that there is a difference between experimental and control groups after performing the intervention. In other words, the use of relationship enhancement program has enhanced quality of life among the employees in the post-test (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Quality of wok life is an important issue in the Workplace. Organizations can use training such as Relationship enhancement program in order to improve this components and increase Organization productivity and employees satisfaction, as well.

Key words: Quality of work life, Relationship Enhancement Program, Career counselling

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Theory Base Intervention
Received: 2015/09/26 | Accepted: 2017/02/19 | Published: 2017/05/30