Konstantinos Krikonis – Department of Business Administration, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Ioannis Konstantaras – Department of Business Administration, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Coronavirus anxiety;
Obsession with COVID-19;
Job location selection;
Hospitality employees

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ITEMA.S.P.2022.91

Abstract: Under the framework of the Transactional Theory of Stress and Coping, stress is formulated ultimately from our interaction with the situations we find ourselves in. During COVID-19, hospitality workers experienced high levels of stress due to instability and the constant lack of infection. This survey examines the moderating role of “job location selection” and “number of children” on the direct effect of “obsession with COVID-19” on “Coronavirus anxiety”. To address the above, we utilized “Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM)” on collected data from 403 hospitality employees working seasonally in Greece. The results uncovered the dynamic of “job location selection” in reducing the stressor “obsession with COVID-19”, moderating its effect on “Coronavirus anxiety”. Moreover, the “number of children” can negatively affect this relationship adding more anxiety to workers. Such insights can offer practical implications to each worker individually.

6th International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture – ITEMA 2022 – Selected Papers, Hybrid (University of Maribor, Slovenia), October 27, 2022

ITEMA Selected Papers published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia

ITEMA conference partners: Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, Slovenia; Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Varaždin; Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade, Serbia; Institute of Marketing, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland; Faculty of Agriculture, Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine ”King Michael I of Romania”, Romania

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Krikonis, K., & Konstantaras, I. (2022). Anxiety Due to COVID-19 and the Role of Obsession, Job Location Selection and the Number of Children in Hospitality Employees. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), International Scientific Conference ITEMA 2022: Vol 6. Selected Papers (pp. 91-96). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans. https://doi.org/10.31410/ITEMA.S.P.2022.91


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