Managerial Stress and Job Satisfaction in the Sport and Recreation Industry in Hong Kong

in Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal
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  • 1 East China University of Science and Technology
  • | 2 Hong Kong Baptist University
  • | 3 Boise State University
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While job stress in various occupations has gained the attention of experts in both academic research and occupational health care, there is a dearth of information about stress levels among managers in the sport and recreation industry, especially in women and in the Asian culture. Because managers are an important force in delivering sport and recreation services to citizens, the purposes of this study were to examine the job stress and job satisfaction of sport and recreation managers in Hong Kong, and to discern the relationship between stress and job satisfaction. Sport and recreation managers experienced moderate stress (M = 3.63, SD = 0.67) and were satisfied with their jobs (M = 3.79, SD = 0.64). Work relationships (Beta = −.44, p <.001), organizational climate (Beta = −.36, p <.001), home/work balance (Beta = .26, p <.01), and personal responsibility (Beta = .23, p <.01) were important determinants of their job satisfaction. A comprehensive understanding of job stress and job satisfaction is important for minimizing the impact of potential stressors on today’s workforce.

Mei Du School of Sports Sceince and Technology 130 Meilong Road, Xuhui District Shanghai, China 200237 E-mail: maydu@msn.com Phone: 86-13817946811 Fax: 86-21-64252919

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