Hearing employee voice and handling grievance: Views from frontline hotel and travel agency employees

Elbaz, Ahmed Mohamed, Salem, Islam Elbayoumi, Onjewu, Adah-Kole and Shaaban, Mohammad Nabil (2022) Hearing employee voice and handling grievance: Views from frontline hotel and travel agency employees. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 107. p. 103311. ISSN 0278-4319

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2022.103311


This study aims to explore the association between employees’ voice and grievance handling, and how this relationship influences job satisfaction as a condition for decreasing leave intention. A representative sample of frontline hotel and travel agency employees in Egypt is surveyed and, in total, 662 observations were analysed by structural equation modeling. It is determined that employee voice influences the grievance handling styles adopted. In turn, it is also found that job satisfaction boosts and mediates the relationship between grievance handling and leave intention. Importantly, obliging and compromising are key grievance handling styles for enhancing job satisfaction. In contrast, a dominating approach and avoidance were found to reduce job satisfaction. Furthermore, the results show significant disparities between travel agencies and hotels in the correlations examined. Overall, the findings cohere with extant views that the higher the job satisfaction the lower employees’ leave intention.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conflict management, Employee voice, Grievance handling styles, Intention to leave, Job satisfaction
Subjects: N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2022 14:05
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2024 03:30
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50250

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