An investigation of employeesâ job satisfaction : the case of hotels in Hong Kong

T. Lam, Hanqin Qiu, T. Baum

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High employee turnover in the hotel industry has become one of the major concerns for Hong Kong hotel managers. Many studies have found that turnover is related to job satisfaction, and the importance of job facets perceived by employees. The study examines the relationship between demographic characteristics of hotel employees and job satisfaction, and also examines the importance of job variables. The study findings show that there are significant differences between demographic variables of employees and the six Job Descriptive Index (JDI) categories. It is suggested that training and development programmes, particularly for newcomers and well-educated employees, and a total quality management approach may help improve job satisfaction with the job.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-165
Number of pages9
JournalTourism Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Job satisfaction
  • Demographic characteristics
  • Job descriptive index
  • Hong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Development
  • Transportation


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