Job satisfaction among spanish fitness instructors: a comparative study across age, gender, work experience and higher degree studied


  • Beatriz Bernabé Mahamud
  • Antonio Campos-Izquierdo
  • María Dolores González-Rivera


Fitness instructors play a key role in the fitness industry which is growing very fast. Job satisfaction is a very important factor because is basic to sustain quality and well-made fitness programmes. Therefore, the purpose of this paper was to examine the job satisfaction of the Spanish fitness instructors, and how levels of job satisfaction varied across different ages, gender, work experience and level of education. This research falls within the methodology of quantitative type with a descriptive cut, via survey. The survey was given in person while using the standardized questionnaire: “Human resources of sport and physical activity”. It was completed by 631 fitness instructors from Spain. The results were that they experienced moderate to high level in terms of job satisfaction. The relationships with colleagues, the feeling that their occupation is valued by their peers and by their customers, their level of autonomy and the job itself were the most satisfactory work factors. However, they experienced dissatisfaction from the lack of promotional and training opportunities and the financial remuneration. In conclusion, promotional, financial and training opportunities should be taken into account for the development of preventive measures to increase job satisfaction in fitness.


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