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dc.contributor.authorAkış Roney, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorÖztin, P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T11:58:17Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T11:58:17Z
dc.date.issued2007-05en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/11663
dc.description.abstractThe characteristics of tourism employment and careers have been widely documented. Although the development of the tourism industry can create new employment opportunities, it is often criticised for providing primarily low-skilled and low-paying jobs. If today's students are to become the effective practitioners of tomorrow, it is fundamental to understand their perceptions of tourism employment. This paper focuses on a sample of 450 Turkish students studying tourism at university level in order to analyse their perceptions towards tourism careers. The results showed that, overall, the respondents' perceptions are neither favourable nor unfavourable. The findings also indicated that: willingness to study tourism; willingness to work in tourism after graduation; and work experience; are important factors in shaping their image of tourism careers.en_US
dc.source.titleJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Educationen_US
dc.subjectStudents' Perceptionsen_US
dc.subjectTourism careersen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.subjectIndustryen_US
dc.subjectAttitudesen_US
dc.titleCareer perceptions of undergraduate tourism students: a case study in Turkeyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Tourism and Hotel Managementen_US
dc.citation.spage4en_US
dc.citation.epage17en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber6en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1en_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden_US
dc.identifier.eissn1473-8376


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