Predicting The Tourism Students Perceptions on Tourism Sector Based on The Variables of Job İnsecurity and Career Optimism


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Akpulat N. A.

Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, vol.18, no.1, pp.170-190, 2020 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.18026/cbayarsos.629731
  • Title of Journal : Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.170-190

Abstract

In the first period that tourism developed, the number of touristic facilities increased as well as the number of incoming tourists. Following these developments, qualified personnel need appeared. For this reason, this need is trying to be met by opening schools that give tourism education. Although it affects the tourism employment positively, there are some differences due to the unique attributes of the sector. The aim of this study is to examine the perception of the students of Ege University, Çeşme School of Tourism and Hotel Management on tourism sector with the variables of job insecurity and career optimism. In other words, it is the interpretation of the students’ perception on tourism sector in accordance with the variables of job insecurity and career optimism. Target population of the study includes 403 students. There was a positive and moderate relation between the perception of the students on tourism sector and job insecurity, however, there was no significant relation between the tourism sector perception and career optimism. Furthermore, students studying in Travel Management gave more positive answers compared to those that study in Accommodation Management and students in their 2nd years gave more positive answers compared to 4th year students according to the tourism sector perception scale.