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Hospitality students’ use of the Internet
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education (2001)
  • S. Chen
  • Andrew H. Feinstein, San Jose State University
Abstract
This study investigates current and predicted online activities of hospitality baccalaureate students including the use of the Internet for schoolwork and career development. Five hundred and forty students enrolled in a hospitality management program at a major Southwestern University volunteered to participate in the study. Responses from the study were analyzed with qualitative analysis, descriptive statistics, and factorial and one-way ANOVAs. Results of the study indicate that the average time spent online by each participant is approximately 11 hours per week. Participants' Internet activities are focused on communication, school projects and assignments, entertainment, and information search. Perceptions and online behaviors are different between demographic groups. However, no significant group differences are found on all the expectation variables. This study should be useful for educators who intend to make full use of websites that deliver class information and for researchers interested in hospitality student Internet usage.
Publication Date
2001
Citation Information
S. Chen and Andrew H. Feinstein. "Hospitality students’ use of the Internet" Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education Vol. 13 Iss. 3/4 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrew_feinstein/24/