عنوان مقاله [English]
This study aimed to study the relationship between using learning organization components (personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning and system thinking) and the quality of work life of the faculty members in the Islamic Azad University branches of the west of Mazandaran. The research method in this study was a ‘correlation’ type. The population included all full-time faculty members of the Islamic Azad university branches of the west of Mazandaran among which 214 people were selected through stratified random sampling appropriate to the population. Two researcher-made questionnaires were formed: Learning Organization and Quality of Work Life questionnaires. The validity of the questionnaires was determined by a number of theoreticians in management, psychology, education fields. The reliability of Learning Organization questionnaire was 0.81 and the reliability of Quality of Work life questionnaire was measured as 0.84 by applying Cronbach Alpha coefficient. The findings of this study were analyzed by descriptive and inferential methods of statistics (the Multiple Variables Regression Analysis Test and the Pearson Correlation Coefficient Test as well as the ANOVA). The results of the study indicated that there was a meaningful relationship between the application of the learning organization components and the quality of faculty members’ work life in the Islamic Azad universities of the west Mazandaran. There was a meaningful relationship between the learning organization components (personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning and system thinking) and quality of faculty members’ work life in the Azad Universities of west of Mazandaran. Further, among learning organization components, mental models was shown to be the best predictor for faculty members' quality of work life. Thus, the mental models of faculty members were suggested to be used in order to improve their quality of work life.