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Title: Work values and their relationships with career choice : a segment- based approach to understanding hospitality and tourism management students in China
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Authors: Wong, SCK
Liu, J
Keywords: Work values
Career choice intention
Cluster analysis
Hospitality and tourism students
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Journal of China tourism research (中國旅游硏究), 2009, v. 5, no. 4, p. 339-363 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of China tourism research (中國旅游硏究) 
Abstract: Focusing on the work values of Chinese hospitality and tourism management (HTM) undergraduate students, this article aims to identify any segment existing among HTM students in China based on work values, as well as to investigate any relationship between work values and career choice intention across the derived student segments. Work values were measured by a self?administered questionnaire based on Super's (1970) Work Value Inventory; career choice intention was assessed by a single?item instrument. The data were collected from 566 HTM undergraduate students in five major cities in China. Cluster analysis was employed to identify homogeneous groups of responses to the specified work?value criteria. Multiple regression analyses were then conducted to investigate whether and to what extent the work?value dimensions exerted a significant influence over hospitality and tourism career choice intention across different segments. As a result, two segments, ¡§medium achievers¡¨ and ¡§high achievers,¡¨ were identified. The structures for predicting work?value dimensions on career choice within individual segment models appear to be different compared t
ISSN: 1938-8160
EISSN: 1938-8179
DOI: 10.1080/19388160903382525
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