Objective: To analyze the relationship of the Quality of Life at Work (CVT) with symptoms of stress on the administrative staff of a public university in Ecuador. Materials and methods: Design corresponding to the quantitative, cross-sectional, analytical and relational paradigm. Results: Descriptive analysis of the sample of 447 workers in total, 59.3 % female and 40.7 % male; average age is 46 years old. The average time in office is 18 years. Questionnaires were applied: “CVT-GOHISALO" and “Assessment of Stress Symptoms" 76% of administrative workers, admit to the presence of the physiological symptoms of stress in the medium, high and very high levels. In turn the symptoms of social, intellectual, occupational and psycho-emotional behavior, had low levels of stress. No presence of mental or psycho-emotional disorders. More than half of the studied population would be vulnerable. Conclusion: This study was unpublished and showed a significant association between CVT and symptoms of stress. The results allowed to propose strategies to improve predictive quality of life at work in the university context; aligning state policies to promote the “good life"
Key words: quality of life at work, symptoms of stress, job satisfaction