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Attitudes to Work of Generation Y Students in Hospitality Management AComparative Analysis of Students in the United States and the United Kingdom

Bharath, Josiam, Baum, Tom, Crutsinger, Christy, Devine, Frances and Reynolds, Johnny Sue (2008) Attitudes to Work of Generation Y Students in Hospitality Management AComparative Analysis of Students in the United States and the United Kingdom. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 11 (3). pp. 296-314. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15378020802317016

DOI: 10.1080/15378020802317016

Abstract

Students currently in college are predominantly from“Generation Y” (GEN Y), born between 1975 and 1995. As GEN Ymembers enter the work force in large numbers, it is imperative that employers gain deeper insights into their mindset, particularly theirattitudes towards work. This study addresses the issue by studying theattitudes to work of college students in hospitality management intwocountries, the United States of America (USA) and the UnitedKingdom (UK). Work attitude is recognized as a multidimensionalconstruct. Thestudy found GEN Y students in both the USA and the UKto be largely positive in their attitudes to work and toexhibit relativelylow levels of cynicism about work and promotion. Furthermore, thestudy found that with increasing age and work experience, students’ pos-itive work attitude was enhanced, while their negative attitudes wereameliorated.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:GEN Y, work attitudes, work involvement, work value, work ethics, work cynicism, promotion cynicism, career stage
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ulster Business School
ID Code:35830
Deposited By: Mrs Frances Devine
Deposited On:16 Nov 2016 15:57
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:25

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