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ERIC Number: ED566835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 126
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3394-8618-5
Perceptions toward the Value of Higher Education for Hotel Professionals in Las Vegas: A Case Study
Deel, Gary Lee
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
This study concerns a qualitative investigation of the views toward higher education and its importance to hospitality career success among hotel professionals in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Existing literature supported the premise that education may be important to professional career success in several different ways, and that values concerning education may be passed from one person to another via social learning. However, the relevant theories had not previously been evaluated within the context of the hospitality industry. Professionals in reporting relationships at two Las Vegas hotels were interviewed to determine perceptions about higher education, the sources of those perceptions, and whether or not there are any similarities in views between individuals in a reporting relationship. Thematic analysis was utilized to identify prevalent patterns, and the data revealed support for the proposition that values may in fact be passed from leaders to followers through social interactions. Other conclusions included popularly perceived characteristics and limitations of the utility of higher education for hospitality professionals. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nevada (Las Vegas)