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TitleJob satisfaction in selected five-star hotels in the Western Cape
AuthorCoughlan, Lisa-Mari
SubjectCentral University of Technology, Free State - Dissertations
SubjectHotels - Employees - Job satisfaction. - South Africa - Western Cape
SubjectJob satisfaction - Testing
SubjectDissertations, Academic - South Africa - Bloemfontein
Date2014-10-18T16:35:42Z
Date2014-10-18T16:35:42Z
Date2013
TypeThesis
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Formatapplication/pdf
AbstractThesis (M. Tech. (Tourism and Hospitality Management)) -- Central university of Technology, Free State, 2013
AbstractOne of the 2011 National Tourism Sector Strategy objectives is to "provide excellent people development and decent work within the tourism sector". The hospitality industry is, however, not regarded as a provider of decent work, a factor that has a direct bearing on the job satisfaction level of employees. It is for this reason that it was decided to investigate the job satisfaction level of employees in selected five-star hotels in the Western Cape Province. The instrument used to gather the quantitative data was a newly developed index based on the literature review conducted. The review was not restricted to the hospitality industry, but included all industries, as the existing knowledge on job satisfaction in the hospitality industry is limited. A pilot study was conducted on one five-star hotel in Bloemfontein, and the empirical study was conducted in February 2012 among 124 employees of four five-star hotels in the Western Cape. The only biographic variable, for which a significant correlation with overall job satisfaction was calculated, was having a hospitality-related qualification. A significant correlation with overall job satisfaction was calculated for 38 of the 74 job satisfaction variables. The 38 job satisfaction variables were distributed among six internal, 18 external and 14 individual job satisfaction variables. The internal job satisfaction dimension predicted 39.97% of overall job satisfaction; the external job satisfaction dimension predicted 66.88%, and the individual job satisfaction dimension predicted 79.82%. In total, 79% of respondents indicated that they were satisfied with their current jobs. Recommendations were made to improve job satisfaction in the selected five-star hotels in the Western Cape.
PublisherBloemfontein : Central University of Technology, Free State
Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11462/164