Previous research concerning the resort recreation profession have focused on identifying job responsibilities, necessary skills and knowledge (2, 7, 17). while criterion based information is beneficial it overlooks personality, a fundamental and powerful vocational determinant. The current study sampled "resort" members of the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (N = 224). Using the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF), vocational profiles for male and female resort recreation professionals were identified. Discriminant analysis between Gender and Scores on the 16PF correctly predicted 76% of the overall cases. Since personality is basically stable across an adult's lifetime, and vocational interests are strongly related to personality, the development of a vocational profile for resort recreation professionals may assist in career counseling and professional development.
Hammersley, Charles H. and Rivers, Terry
"Vocational Profile of Resort Recreation Professionals Based on the 16PF,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 10:
4, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol10/iss4/3