Linkages between creativity and intention to quit: An occupational study of chefs

Robinson, Richard N.S. and Beesley, Lisa G. (2010) Linkages between creativity and intention to quit: An occupational study of chefs. Tourism management, 31 6: 765-776. doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2009.08.003

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Author Robinson, Richard N.S.
Beesley, Lisa G.
Title Linkages between creativity and intention to quit: An occupational study of chefs
Journal name Tourism management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0261-5177
Publication date 2010-12-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tourman.2009.08.003
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 31
Issue 6
Start page 765
End page 776
Total pages 12
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Human resource issues persist as a vexation for tourism managers. Foodservice is a core component of many tourism destinations and attractions yet the foodservice labour market is historically volatile. This article reports on the findings of a job satisfaction survey of chefs working in Australia's tourism and hospitality industry. This study's aim is to determine empirically whether there is a positive relationship between creativity and job and occupational satisfaction. A customised instrument is designed to mitigate the shortcomings of generalising scale items and findings of generic job satisfaction surveys to a single occupation. This paper focuses on identifying a range of dimensions of job satisfaction and occupational attributes connected to creativity and its associated dimensions. Reliability and data reduction analyses were conducted to validate the construction of composite ‘creativity’ variables for the basis of further comparisons. The findings indicate that the sample ranks creativity more highly than working conditions and that there is a clear relationship between creativity and both organisational and occupational satisfaction. Results vary as a function of gender. In conclusion, theoretical and practical implications for occupational and tourism management are discussed. Crown Copyright © 2009 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Creativity
Occupational culture
Job satisfaction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 12 October 2009

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