The Relationship between Leisure Satisfaction and Life Satisfaction in Food and Beverage Establishments

Volkan GENC, Seray GULERTEKIN GENC

Abstract


The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the life satisfaction and leisure satisfaction of employees working in food and beverage establishments. The study was carried out in fine-dining restaurants in Eskisehir, Turkey, and adopted a quantitative paradigm. Eleven food and beverage establishments agreed to participate in the research, and a survey was administered to their employees. The data were obtained using the survey technique, and scales whose validity and reliability have been tested in earlier studies. A cluster sampling method was used, and a group of 156 people participated in the research. The research data were collected between March and June 2014. The results-identified a positive relationship between the leisure satisfaction and life satisfaction of employees working in food and beverage establishments. In addition, no significant differences in leisure satisfaction and life satisfaction were detected according to establishment type or gender. In line with the gained results, some suggestions were made for the executives and researchers of food and beverage establishments.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v4i1.10369

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