B & B innkeepers in the United States: When the boundary between work and personal life is blurred.

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 )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Many bed-and-breakfast inns are operated by owners who live on the property. Working at home allows the boundary between work and personal life to become permeable. This flexibility either affords bed-and-breakfast innkeepers more time for their personal life or it serves as an intrusion. This study investigated bed-and-breakfast innkeepers’ perceptions of the balance between work and personal life, as well as their interaction. The results indicate that most bed-and-breakfast innkeepers maintain a satisfactory balance between work and personal life. They tended to perceive each of these dimensions as enhancing the other more than interfering with it.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2010
work, personal life, life balance, conflict, bed & breakfasts, boundaries, hospitality management, tourism industry

Email this document to