The well-being and subjective career success of workaholics: An examination of hospitality managers’ recovery experience

Susan E. Gordon, Xiaolin (Crystal) Shi

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Workaholism and its influence on hospitality managers’ recovery experience, well-being, and subjective career success was examined. Participants were hospitality managers in the hotel, foodservice, airline, and tourism industries in the United States. Data was collected at two time points and the results show that hospitality managers’ recovery experience has a positive relationship with well-being and subjective career success. Furthermore, the positive relationship between recovery experience and job satisfaction and the positive relationship between recovery experience and career satisfaction were found to be stronger for people who are high in workaholism. Theoretical and practical implications based on the results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102804
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


  • Hospitality managers
  • Recovery experience
  • Subjective career success
  • Well-being
  • Workaholism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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