Recreation Culture and Employee Performance in Selected Hotels in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria


Ollor, Helen Y. & Uche, Dennis C.

Dept. of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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This study examined the relationship between Recreation Culture and Employee Performance in
selected Hotels in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Quasi-experimental and Descriptive research designs were used for this study. A total number of 120 Pre-tested Structured Questionnaire were distributed to respondents in Selected Hotels. 108 Questionnaire were completely filled and returned, representing 90% response rate. These were analyzed using Spearman Rank Order Correlation Coefficient, and two-tailed tests. It was found that Physical Fitness Programs improved Work Quality, Employee Performance, Productivity, and Morale. It was concluded that Physical Fitness Programs and Organizational Entertainment affected Employee Performance. Correlation tests on the strength and significance of Variables showed that Physical Fitness Programs had strong positive Correlation with Employee Performance in the Selected Hotels. It was therefore recommended that Hotels in Port Harcourt should evaluate their Recreational Activities so that they are not done completely on the Employee’s Time and Expense but on Partly-Company and Partly-Employee Time

Keywords: Recreation, Recreation Culture, Employee Performance, Employee, Hotels