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Title: The stereotyping of tourism management students in a business school setting
Authors: Tung, VWS 
King, B 
Keywords: Stereotypes
Education experience
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Journal of teaching in travel & tourism, 2016, v. 16, no. 1, p. 60-77 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of teaching in travel & tourism 
Abstract: Previous research has shown that students in business schools hold stereotypes concerning their peers who are undertaking different specializations. Yet, to the authors’ knowledge, no research to date has investigated the stereotyping of tourism management students by other business students. The present study seeks to fill this research gap. The insights are important because negative perceptions exacerbate the challenge of attracting high-quality prospects for tourism degree programs and of producing graduates who enjoy favorable recognition by their peers and by industry. Tourism management students are future leaders who are critical to the long-term sustainability and competitiveness of the tourism sector. In-depth interviews revealed three stereotyping themes: personality attribution, legitimacy, and professionalism. The study concludes by discussing potential stereotype-reducing strategies.
ISSN: 1531-3220
EISSN: 1531-3239
DOI: 10.1080/15313220.2015.1116423
Rights: © 2016 Taylor & Francis
The following publication Tung, V. W. S., & King, B. (2016). The stereotyping of tourism management students in a business school setting. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 16(1), 60-77 is available at
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