publication . Article . 2014

Fun and friends: The impact of workplace fun and constituent attachment on turnover in a hospitality context

Michael J Tews; John W Michel; David G Allen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2014
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Country: United Kingdom
Extending the growing body of research on fun in the workplace, this article reports on a study examinining the relationship between fun and employee turnover. Specifically, this research focused on the influence of three forms of fun on turnover – fun activities, coworker socializing and manager support for fun. With a sample of 296 servers from 20 units of a national restaurant chain in the US, coworker socializing and manager support for fun were demonstrated to be significantly related to turnover. In addition, constituent attachment was found to mediate the relationship between each of the three forms of fun and turnover. This research highlights that not a...
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_MISCELLANEOUSComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSIONComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING
free text keywords: HD, Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), General Social Sciences, Social psychology, Hospitality, business.industry, business, Psychology, Turnover, Socialization
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