Work-related depression among hotel employees

Amir Shani, Abraham Pizam

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Given the putative cost of work-related depression, this article reports the results of a pilot study conducted among hotel employees in Central Florida. The study finds an initial indication of a small but noteworthy incidence of depression among workers in the hospitality industry. The article explores the antecedents and possible origins of depression, as well as critical issues related to depression in the workplace, particularly its effects on organizations and employees. The findings indicate a need for greater organizational awareness of depression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-459
Number of pages14
JournalCornell Hospitality Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • Burnout
  • Depression
  • Employees' well-being
  • Job stress
  • Work-related depression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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