Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2023

Keywords

Vocational education, Self-efficacy, ASK, Resilience, Hospitality and tourism, Social cognitive career theory

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2024.100479

Abstract

This study examines the contribution of vocational education (VE) inputs of career-related interest and self-attributes of attitude, skills, and knowledge (ASK) to career-related decision outputs using the lens of Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT). Data from 407 tourism students were analysed by structural equation modelling. Positive attitude is related significantly to resilience. Self-efficacy of relevant skills is related significantly to lifelong career choice. Students’ interest in tourism is the strongest predictor of lifelong career choice amidst the unfavourite industry environment of Covid-19. Vocational education institutions should differentiate provisions of specific educational inputs for specific outputs to fulfil societal demands.

Source Publication

Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education

Volume Number

34

ISBN

1473-8376

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