Here’s No Fear When You’re Having Fun, Evaluating the Influence of Recreational Activities on Employees’ Well-Being

Document Type: Original Research


1 School of Management, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China

2 Department of Computer Science, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Pakistan


The role of cultural and recreational activities has been underestimated. Purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of cultural and recreational activities on employee’s well-being, and the mediating role of Psychological contract based on the conservation of resource theory. A questionnaire, designed as a self-reported survey, was distributed to full-time employees working in 35 firms (manufacturing sectors) in Pakistan. Data were collected from 400 employee–supervisor dyads. The hypotheses were tested using structural equation modeling. Recreational activities predicted employee’s well-being while psychological contract remained mediator. The research conclusions not only enrich the theoretical research in the field of trade unions but also provide theoretical support for strengthening trade union-enterprise cooperation and building harmonious labor relations.


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