Validation and testing of decent work indicators in the industrial sector of Guilan province

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Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Iran

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The purpose of this descriptive study is to identify and localize the characteristics and components of measuring decent work in the industrial sector of Guilan province. For this purpose, a study was conducted in two stages. In the first part of the research, based on secondary studies, the dimensions and items of decent work were identified; Then, 19 experts in the industry sector, experts from the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare and university professors expressed their views on the ability and capability of the dimensions and items according to the local conditions of Guilan province in measuring decent work, through an online questionnaire. After analyzing and confirming the results of the first stage, the second stage questionnaire was prepared. The statistical sample of the second phase of the research was 395 employees of the industrial sector in Guilan province who were selected through multi-stage cluster sampling method. Questionnaires were completed through face-toface interviews and the collected data were analyzed using the SPSS software. The results of confirmatory factor analysis showed that among the dimensions considered for measuring decent work, the dimensions of work security (0.71), work honor (0.68), selection and performance of work in conditions of freedom (0.52) and opportunity to accomplish the job (0.43), respectively had the largest share in defining and explaining changes in decent work among the employees of the industrial sector of Guilan province.

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