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Presentation
The Analysis of Factors Affecting Choice of College: A Case Study of UNLV Hotel College Students
Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism
  • SoJung Lee, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
  • Hyun Kyung Chatfield, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Start Date
7-1-2011 8:00 AM
End Date
7-1-2011 9:15 AM
Track
1. Track 1 – Formal Paper Presentation
Subject Area
Hospitality and Tourism Education
Faculty Member
Hyun Kyung Chatfield, grace.chatfield@unlv.edu
Abstract
The growth in the tourism and hospitality industry caused a tremendous increase in the number and type of tourism and hospitality programs at two and four year colleges in the United States. This study identified factors that influence students’ choices among in-state, out-of-state, and international students. The study utilized exploratory factor analysis to identify appropriate factors and multivariate analysis of variance to determine differences in college choices among the three groups. The results of this research will be beneficial to colleges in the development of appropriate promotions to differentiate themselves in a meaningful way to potential students, not just in the United States but also over the world.
Keywords
  • college choices,
  • hotel college,
  • higher education
Citation Information
SoJung Lee and Hyun Kyung Chatfield. "The Analysis of Factors Affecting Choice of College: A Case Study of UNLV Hotel College Students" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sojung-lee/3/