Leisure Time Management: A New Approach toward Employees Loyalty

Gholam Ali Tabarsa, Maryam Tehrani, Nima Lotfi, Mona Ahadian, Azadeh Baniasadi, Elaheh Tabarsa


This study deals with clarifying the effect of leisure time management on employees’ loyalty and to develop a Structural Equation Model (SEM) for leisure time management vs. employee loyalty. Therefore the study addresses the main components involving in leisure time management, organizational loyalty, perceived management concern for employees, work-family balance and work-role salience based on the results of the literature review and conducting a new conceptual model. To test the model a total of 248 employees from the Iranian oil Industry were asked as the research participants and the five dimensions of the conceptual model were measured among them. The structural equation model of the research showed that leisure time management has positive effects on employees’ work-role salience and their perception of management concern for employees, while these two later variables have positive effects on employees’ work-role salience. The result also showed that employees’ work-role salience has a positive effect on their organizational loyalty. Therefore, it was revealed that within the organizational context, management concerns for planning and suggesting optional leisure activities to their employees can indirectly improve employees’ organizational loyalty through increasing the mediating role of employees’ work-family balance, perceived management concerns for employees and work-role salience.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jms.v4n3p65

Journal of Management and Strategy
ISSN 1923-3965 (Print)   ISSN 1923-3973 (Online)


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