Perceptions of Workplace Equity of Therapeutic Recreation Professionals


  • Denise M. Anderson
  • Leandra A. Bedini


Therapeutic Recreation, Gender, Equity, Work Attitudes


Previous research in the area of leisure services has found that gender inequity is a significant problem. The purpose of this study was to examine equity issues within therapeutic recreation, specifically perceptions of workplace equity and workplace attitudes and behaviors including job satisfaction, organizational commitment, organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), and intent to leave. The study was based on the Equity Theory and the construct of Equity Sensitivity. A mail survey was sent to 1000 CTRSs in North America. Results indicated that primary differences between men and women were in areas of job satisfaction and OCB. Differences were also found among categories of equity sensitivity with regard to organizational commitment, OCB, and intent to leave. Recommendations for practitioners and researchers are noted.





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