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Iowa State University

1989

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Home economics education

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Role Management Strategies Of Bed And Breakfast Operators In New York State , Margaret Dansbury Howe Jan 1989

Role Management Strategies Of Bed And Breakfast Operators In New York State , Margaret Dansbury Howe

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The major purposes of this study were to describe families operating bed and breakfast operations in New York State, explore family coping behaviors used by bed and breakfast operators, and examine factors affecting life satisfaction. Results were analyzed from responses of 174 bed and breakfast operators to a questionnaire that elicited data on coping behaviors, demographics, time management, and life satisfaction. Mean scores of coping behaviors indicated that bed and breakfast operators appear to employ most frequently coping behaviors in the maintaining perspective/reducing tension coping pattern. These behaviors reflect a strong positive belief system for the lifestyle. The results ...