Title

Is fun for everyone? Personality differences in healthcare providers' attitudes toward fun

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Karl, K. A., Peluchette, J. V. & Harland, L. (2007). Is fun for everyone? Personality differences in healthcare providers' attitudes toward fun. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 29 (4), 409-447.

Abstract

This study examines the role of personality (the Big Fivedimensions) in attitudes towards fun and levels of experienced fun inthe healthcare environment. Our results show that extraversion andagreeableness were positively related to attitudes toward fun.Extraversion and emotional stability (low neuroticism) were positivelyrelated to the level of experienced fun. In general, our sampleexpressed positive attitudes regarding the appropriateness, salience, andconsequences of having fun at work. Additionally, those who reportedexperiencing greater levels of workplace fun had significantly loweremotional exhaustion and emotional dissonance, as well as higher jobsatisfaction. Implications for healthcare institutions are discussed.

Link to publisher version (URL)

Journal of Health and Human Services Administration

RIS ID

36796

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