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The Model of Korean-Chinese workers' Sociocultural Adjustmentin Food-service Industry

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2013, 37(8), pp.251-275
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

Lee, Hyung-ryong 1 Hyung-Min Choi 1

1세종대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to develop and examine the model of Korean- Chinese workers' sociocultural adjustment in food-service industry. This model has five constructs such as organizational support(OS), community support(CS), sociocultural adjustment(SA), life satisfaction(LS), and turnover intention(TI), and was composed of eight hypotheses based on literature review. A snowball sampling approach was conducted of Korean-Chinese restaurant workers in Seoul and Gyeonggi, Korea. Two hundred fifty-three valid cases were used for statistical analysis. The model and hypotheses were tested by estimating structural equation model, and the results are following as: (1) The effects of OS and CS on SA were significant. (2) The effects of SA were significant on LS, but OS and CS were not. (3) OS and SA influenced to TI, however CS did not. The results of this study contributed to organizational behavior literatures and food-service industry’s successful human resource management related to foreign workers in the here and the hereafter.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.