LEARNING THE ATTITUDES OF TOURISM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TOWARD TOURISM SECTOR: AKCAKOCA CASE
TURİZM EĞİTİMİ ALAN LİSANS ÖĞRENCİLERİN TURİZM SEKTÖRÜNE YÖNELİK TUTUMLARININ ÖĞRENİLMESİ: AKÇAKOCA ÖRNEĞİ

Author : Yıldırım YILDIRIM -- Ramazan KAYA
Number of pages : 447-471

Abstract

As a result of this research aimed to learn the opinions and thoughts of the students about the tourism sector, it has been seen that the attitudes of the students towards tourism differ according to whether they worked in tourism before, family income and leaving from department intentions. The choice of profession and the desire to continue this profession in the future can only be achieved through the adoption of positive attitudes and behaviors related to that profession. Positive attitudes towards the tourism sector will enable the students to include this profession in their career plans and gain qualified human resources in the sector. Dimensions that emerged as a result of the factor analysis made are named as person-industry harmony, working conditions, managerial attitude, promotion possibilities, education and experience and social status. While the working conditions and occupational status of the tourism sector are considered as the most negative, the positive expressions belong to the dimensions of person-industry adaptation, promotion opportunities and managerial attitudes. Moreover, it has emerged that those who have worked in the tourism sector previously thought that the promotion opportunities in the sector were less believed and promoted more difficult than those who did not work in tourism before. Again, the average of the education-experience needs, working conditions and person-industry adaptation dimensions of the students who did not want to leave the department was much higher than those who wanted to leave the department. Finally, while students do not want to leave the department when they prefer the tourism department on their own terms, it seems that there are more desires to leave the department when they are separated by the pressure of their friends, family or guidance teacher or their preference. This ensures that the conscious choices made are more satisfying, and loving department.

Keywords

Tourism, Tourism Students, Tourism Sector, Attitudes and Behaviors, Akcakoca

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