Award Date

August 2015

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

James Busser

Second Committee Member

Robert Woods

Third Committee Member

Patrick Moreo

Fourth Committee Member

Victoria Rosser

Number of Pages

167

Abstract

This dissertation served to deepen the theoretical and practical understanding of work life balance in the hospitality industry. Defined as “achieving satisfying experiences in all life domains to a level consistent with the salience of each role for the individual….[that] introduces the possibility of a hierarchy of roles; however… it does not demand that a hierarchy is neither necessary nor desirable for balance” (Reiter, 2007, p.277), the study examined work life balance from a situationist perspective whereby the perspective of the individual determines whether or not balance exists. Further, the relationship between work life balance and callings, employee engagement, organizational climate, personality, gender and parenthood was explored using hierarchical multiple regression.

Keywords

Callings; Employee Engagement; Gender; Organizational Climate; Parenthood; Personality

Disciplines

Work, Economy and Organizations

Language

English


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