This study was conducted to determine the importance of foreign language ability as a core attribute of graduates from hospitality management programs. Specifically, the perceptions of such importance were examined and compared among hospitality managers, recruiters, and students themselves and in relation to a number of other attributes. A total of 175 completed questionnaires were collected from recruiters, students and managers. The study found that managers attached a different degree of importance to certain attributes than students and recruiters agreed upon. These and other findings suggest that there might be a lack of effective communications between each pair of the three groups. The study results present critical implications for hospitality educational curricula.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism|
|State||Published - Apr 6 2006|
- Foreign language
- Hospitality students
- Managerial competency