Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


School of Kinesiology and Recreation

First Advisor

Yun Chang


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between Sense of Community (SOC) and job satisfaction of employees in Campus Recreation Center (CRC), and the impact of demographic information, including gender, job position, and job tenure, on the extent of their SOC and job satisfaction. This study utilized quantitative method and developed a questionnaire with two scales: Spector’s (1985) Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS), and Sense of Community Index 2 (SCI-2) created by Chavis, Lee, and Acosta (2008). The results indicate positive correlation between SOC and job satisfaction among the employees in CRCs. On the other hand, the results do not support that the employees’ demographic information influence on the levels of SOC and job satisfaction. However, the results reveal that job position influences on three of nine factors of job satisfaction, which are fringe benefits, operating conditions, and coworker. The results have significant implications in campus recreation settings. The understanding of the correlation between SOC and job satisfaction of CRC employees and job positions’ influence of part of job satisfaction provides options to professionals in campus recreation to enhance not only the levels of SOC or job satisfaction of employees at CRCs and their retention.


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