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Job satisfaction among recreation practitionersAuthor(s): Erin Parks; Andrew Holdnak
Source: In: Todd, Sharon, comp., ed. 2002. Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-289. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 411-414.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionJob satisfaction among recreation professionals can be affected by many working conditions. This study has investigated the impact fourteen variables had on the job satisfaction of recreation practitioners. The sample consisted of 106 responses from members of the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA). The results of the regression analysis for job satisfaction indicate that for recreation practitioners, five variables (type of work you do, goals of organizations, control in work life, hours per week and current salary) out of fourteen lead to greater job satisfaction; the strongest variable was "type of work you do". This may lead us to believe that the more important and worthwhile the work is for the employee, the more satisfied the employee will be with their job. One variable (current salary) led to both greater overall job and overall career satisfaction. Only one variable (working conditions) led to only overall career satisfaction. This may show support for the job characteristics theory, whereby the more involved the employee is with his/her job the higher the chance of job satisfaction.
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CitationParks, Erin; Holdnak, Andrew. 2002. Job satisfaction among recreation practitioners. In: Todd, Sharon, comp., ed. 2002. Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-289. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 411-414.
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