ERIC Number: ED164029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Survey to Determine if Significant Differences Exist in the Scoring of Select Management Areas for Fast Food and Full Service Restaurant Managers by Two-Year Foodservice Management Students.
Bloom, Thomas A.
A survey was conducted of students in 77 of the 144 two-year foodservice management programs in the United States to assess their knowledge of and attitudes toward fast food restaurant management as compared to full service restaurant management. A total of 1,403 students from 44 programs responded. Results indicated that the food service management students were of the opinion that full service restaurant managers receive higher salaries, work longer hours, experience more job satisfaction, have more job security, are in a more prestigious position, have more promotional opportunities, have more autonomy, and perform more difficult tasks than fast food service managers. Evaluation of the survey instrument also led to the conclusion that the fast food industry is not well-known among two-year foodservice management students and that fast food management careers hold little interest for these students. Appendices contain the survey instrument and a list of the two-year programs participating in the study. (MB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management Education, Inc. (33rd, Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 1978)