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The Relationship between Personality, Gender and Hotel Department: The Case of Alanya


  • Yıldız, Sevcan
  • Üngüren, Engin
  • Polat, Cihan


This study evaluates relationship between personality, gender and departments of a random sample of 91 employees working in 5-star hotels in the Alanya Region of Turkey. Evaluation was conducted using Cattell’s 16 PF (Sixteen Personality Factor) questionnaire. T-test assessed the relationship between personality and gender and one-way Anova analysed personality and department relationship. Results indicate that in the relationship between personality and gender there were significant variance for the openness to change. 16 PF showed significant differences for openness to change, vigilance, privateness and perfectionism subscales, in terms of personality and department relationship.

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  • Yıldız, Sevcan & Üngüren, Engin & Polat, Cihan, 2008. "The Relationship between Personality, Gender and Hotel Department: The Case of Alanya," MPRA Paper 25304, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 19 Jul 2008.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25304

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    1. Semykina, Anastasia & Linz, Susan J., 2007. "Gender differences in personality and earnings: Evidence from Russia," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 387-410, June.
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    Personality Tests; 16 PF; Tourism; Hotels;

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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