Volume 7 Issue 1 2011


Sobia Shujat
Lecturer at the Bahria University, Karachi Campus.

Farah Ameer
MBA scholar at the Bahria University, Karachi Campus.

Farooq-E-Azam Cheema
Dean Management Sciences at the Institute of Business & Technology (IBT).

Abstract This study aims to determine the effect of recreational activities including indoor and outdoor games, contests, competitions, festivals and celebrations of various events etc. conducted by organizations on job satisfaction of employees. For this paper, a survey and interview method has been used. Structured questionnaires were administered through e-mail to sixty respondents from two companies in the telecommunication sector. Hypothesis testing has been done through 'Regression Analysis' and ANOVA. The research showed that companies have started changing their old methodology of operating. Because of the swift changes and the highly competitive environment; companies are considering the idea of putting fun and entertaining activities at work. It further shows that fun-filled activities not only result in better interpersonal relationships but also lighten up the traditional work environment while making the workplace comfortable and a less stressful place. Recreational and entertainment activities may bring a positive change in job satisfaction level but it is not the sole contributor of job satisfaction. Moreover, it can be implied that employees at different levels have different needs and desires. For middle and higher levels, recreation and entertainment may be important but lower-level management may have different aspirations so fulfilling the personal needs of employees is a highly significant aspect that should be taken care of. The findings of the research are beneficial for the management of organizations to design recreational activities in such a way that fosters the work environment and increase job satisfaction among employees in Pakistan.
Keywords Employee Job Satisfaction, Recreational Activities, Entertainment Activities.
Year 2011
Volume 7
Issue 1
Type Short Report
Recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, HEC
Category "Y"
Journal Name IBT Journal of Business Studies
Publisher Name ILMA University
Jel Classification -
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.46745/ilma.jbs.2011.07.01.02
ISSN no (E, Electronic) 2409-6520
ISSN no (P, Print) 2416-8393
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Institution Type University
Journal Type Open Access
Manuscript Processing Blind Peer Reviewed
Format PDF
Paper Link http://ibtjbs.ilmauniversity.edu.pk/journal/jbs/7.1/2%20Effects%20of%20Recreational.pdf
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