School Students’ Attitude towards the Career Intention in the Tourism Industry: The Case of North Central Province, Sri Lanka

Samarathunga, WHMS and Dissanayake, DMMI. (2018). School Students’ Attitude Towards the Career Intention in the Tourism Industry: The Case of North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Journal of Management Matters, 5(2), 1 - 16.

16 Pages Posted: 10 May 2019

See all articles by Whms Samarathunga

Whms Samarathunga

Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

Dissanayake Dmmi

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

Date Written: December 1, 2018

Abstract

Problems associated with the manpower in tourism industry has been long debated. The present study addresses this issue through assessing school students’ attitude towards the careers in tourism industry. This study takes place in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka with a sample of 562 school students, whose attitude towards the careers in the tourism industry was assessed through a self-administered questionnaire. The study employs fuzzy sets Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) to identify the combination of different factors with high or low values that constitute the career intention of the school students. Accordingly, the present study identified that career intention is driven by the combination of high pay / benefits, high industry person congeniality, low social status and low awareness of the industry. The study concludes by forwarding vital implications to the authorities on promoting career intention in the tourism among the school students in Sri Lanka.

Keywords: Attitudes, career intention, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, tourism

JEL Classification: L83, Z32

Suggested Citation

Samarathunga, Whms and Dmmi, Dissanayake, School Students’ Attitude towards the Career Intention in the Tourism Industry: The Case of North Central Province, Sri Lanka (December 1, 2018). Samarathunga, WHMS and Dissanayake, DMMI. (2018). School Students’ Attitude Towards the Career Intention in the Tourism Industry: The Case of North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Journal of Management Matters, 5(2), 1 - 16., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3348871

Whms Samarathunga (Contact Author)

Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka ( email )

Mihintale, 10300
Sri Lanka
+94718134115 (Phone)

Dissanayake Dmmi

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

Mihintale, North Central 50300
Sri Lanka

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
28
Abstract Views
160
PlumX Metrics