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dc.contributor.authorDagsland, Åse Helene Bakkevig
dc.contributor.authorMykletun, Reidar J.
dc.contributor.authorEinarsen, Ståle
dc.PublishedDagsland ÅHB, Mykletun RJ, Einarsen S. Antecedents of Norwegian Adolescents’ Choice of Educational Pathway in Hospitality and Tourism. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies. 2017;7(4):1-21eng
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the extent to which Norwegian adolescents (age 15–16 years) choose vocational foundation classes for high school related to the hospitality industry and intend to complete their certificate of apprenticeship in this field. Departing from the concepts of beliefs, behavioral intentions, and background factors, the study explores pupils’ beliefs about work in the hospitality industry and the ways in which beliefs and social and informational background factors predict their choices. Data were collected in 2002 (n = 1863) and 2011 (n = 1839) using questionnaires, allowing to explore differences between the two measurements. The results showed a decrease in the number of pupils choosing these vocational courses between 2002 and 2011. Yet, pupils’ beliefs about work in the industry were positive, with no major change between the two measures. These beliefs and their own experiences from encounters with the industry emerged as the most significant predictors of the pupils’ choices.en_US
dc.publisherAalborg Universityeng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY-NC-NDeng
dc.subjectsocial influenceeng
dc.subjecthospitality industryeng
dc.subjectvocational educationeng
dc.titleAntecedents of Norwegian Adolescents’ Choice of Educational Pathway in Hospitality and Tourismeng
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2017 The Author(s)eng
dc.source.journalNordic Journal of Working Life Studies

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