Work values in tourism: past, present and future

Emmanouil Papavasileiou, Sean Lyons, Gareth Shaw, Anthimos Georgiou

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    Although work values are important psychological variables in organisations, little research has been done to clarify the way in which work values are conceptualised. We address the need within the field to understand and engage with wider debates within social science literature by presenting an up-to-date review of work values in tourism research and a synthesis of paradigms pertaining to established value models and theories. We reconceptualise work values as a second-order projection of intrinsic, extrinsic, prestige and social types of values in the work settings of tourism. We then test the conceptual validity of this model through exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis using data from Japanese tourism workers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)150-162
    Number of pages13
    JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
    Early online date31 Mar 2017
    Publication statusPublished - May 2017


    • Work values
    • Japan
    • Second-order
    • Confirmatory factor analysis
    • Reconceptualisation
    • Validation


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