Examining the Interplay of Government Policy, Social Security and Quality of Life: A Study of Public Officers in Timor-Leste

  • Carsiliano Oliveira Master of Business Administration (MBA) Porgram, Dili Institute of Technology (DIT), Dili, Timor-Leste
  • Estanislau S Saldanha Master of Business Administration (MBA) Porgram, Dili Institute of Technology (DIT), Dili, Timor-Leste
  • Joao Muni Master of Business Administration (MBA) Porgram, Dili Institute of Technology (DIT), Dili, Timor-Leste
Keywords: Government policy, social security, quality of life, public officers, Timor-Leste.


The objective of this study is to examine how social security acts as a mediator in the relationship between government policy and individuals' quality of life, specifically among public officers in government institutions in Timor-Leste. Utilizing quantitative methods and survey data collected from a sample of public officers in Dili Municipality, Timor-Leste, the research investigates the impact of government policy on individuals' quality of life and identifies social security programs as key mediators. The findings demonstrate that well-designed and favorable government policies significantly influence individuals' quality of life. Moreover, social security programs, including access to healthcare, unemployment benefits, retirement pensions, and social assistance, play a crucial role in positively enhancing individuals' overall well-being and quality of life by providing support and protection. This study contributes to the understanding of how government policy, social security, and quality of life intersect in the specific context of Timor-Leste. The research findings have implications for policymakers in developing effective social security programs that promote individuals' well-being and enhance their quality of life. The study also acknowledges limitations related to data availability and collection challenges, suggesting recommendations for future research to overcome these limitations and deepen understanding in this area.


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How to Cite
Oliveira, C., Saldanha, E. and Muni, J. (2023) “Examining the Interplay of Government Policy, Social Security and Quality of Life: A Study of Public Officers in Timor-Leste”, Timor Leste Journal of Business and Management, 5, pp. 14-27. doi: 10.51703/bm.v5i0.136.