Doctoral students' selection intention in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) programs in the United States

Kwang Woo Lee, Jingxue Jessica Yuan, Jin Soo Hwang, Hak Seon Kim

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Abstract

This study is to identify the academic characteristics of HTM doctoral students and the important attributes in their decision-making about which school to attend in the U.S. This study aims to investigate the importance attached to selection attributes, and to explain the differences in preferences between international and domestic students regarding their decision to attend a HTM doctoral program in the U.S. A total of 113 respondents from 11 universities completed the survey. The results indicate that the importance of the recruiting attributes was shown to be different between international and domestic students. Doctoral students in each university are primarily concerned with quality of faculty, availability of assistantships, opportunity of doing research, and the program's reputation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-150
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • (HTM)
  • Doctoral students' selection intention
  • Hospitality and tourism management

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