A Diagnostic Exploration of Campus Recreation Using the Work Design Questionnaire
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The purpose of this study is to explore work design in campus recreation. In particular, the focus is on student employee work roles. The Work Design Questionnaire (WDQ) is the instrument used for diagnosis. Student employees are a key component to the successful operations of campus recreation facilities and programs. Understanding student employees’ perspectives and experiences of different facets of work design is crucial for professionals in campus recreation in order to develop their student staff into effective employees. An online questionnaire was distributed via e-mail to 423 campus recreation directors from all 50 states. Through the student employees’ responses conclusions were drawn to the areas of work design campus recreation professionals should focus on in developing both the student employees and the design of the letter’s work. Recommendations from this study include strategies professionals should utilize when managing student employees and how future studies could be designed.