Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

School

Office of Assoc Dean - Teaching and Learning (FBL)

RAS ID

12670

Comments

This article was originally published as: Sibson, R. D. (2011). Career choice perceptions of undergraduate event, sport and recreation management students: An Australian case study. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education, 10(2), 50-60. Original article available here

Abstract

The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the factors undergraduate university students (N = 62) studying event, sport and recreation management found important when seeking a career. The results indicated that having enjoyable work in the areas they were interested in, most notably sport and events; having good and a variety of career opportunities; and, pleasant working conditions; were the most significant factors. Working with, and helping and influencing others; and having opportunities for creativity and originality; were also important. In contrast, factors such as professional prestige/high status, hours of work and salary did not rate as highly.

DOI

10.3794/johlste.102.371

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.3794/johlste.102.371