Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper’s Work and Personal Life Balance: A Cross-cultural Comparison.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Yu-Chin "Jerrie" Hsieh, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Bed and Breakfasts (B&B) represent a unique sector in the tourism industry. This study expands on previous hospitality work and life balance studies by investigating the cultural influences on B&B operators’ work and personal lives. The results indicated that Taiwanese B&B operators, who are in the collective culture, perceive less difficulty in their balancing work and personal lives, and they receive more family and social support compared to their American counterparts, who are within an individualistic culture. Both groups experienced equally satisfactory levels of successful balance. The implications and limitations of this study are discussed, and future studies are proposed.

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Language: English
Date: 2010
bed and breakfast, work/personal life balance, social support, collectivism, individualism, hospitality management

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