Person-environment fit : Does it matter for tourism students’ career outcomes in an era of crisis?

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Choy, Monica Waichun and Yeung, See Shing. (2023). Person-environment fit : Does it matter for tourism students’ career outcomes in an era of crisis? Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education. 32, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2022.100414
AuthorsChoy, Monica Waichun and Yeung, See Shing
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This study aims to examine the relationship of personal interest (P), the environment (E) (i.e., pandemic, social unrest, international disputes) and P-E fit, with the five selected career-related outcomes (i.e., intent to join tourism industry, lifelong commitment, leadership self-efficacy, resilience, and anxiety). Structural equation modelling was used to analyse 380 data from tourism students in Hong Kong higher education institutions. The results show that P strongly predict Intent, Lifelong, Leadership self-efficacy, and Resilience, while E strongly predicted Anxiety. Tourism educators and employers should facilitate a healthy match of P and E to attract new employees to the industry.

KeywordsPerson-environment fit; Differential predictions; Vocational education; Hospitality and tourism; Pandemic; Career choice
Year01 Jan 2023
JournalJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education
Journal citation32, pp. 1-12
PublisherElsevier B.V. (Netherlands)
ISSN1473-8376
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2022.100414
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