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Career choice perceptions of undergraduate event, sport and recreation management students: Australian case study

Author(s): Ruth Sibson

Journal: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education
ISSN 1473-8376

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 50;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: students | careers | event | sport | recreation | management

The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the factors undergraduate university students (N = 62) studying event, sport and recreation management found important when seeking a career. The results indicated that having enjoyable work in the areas they were interested in, most notably sport and events; having good and a variety of career opportunities; and, pleasant working conditions; were the most significant factors. Working with, and helping and influencing others; and having opportunities for creativity and originality; were also important. In contrast, factors such as professional prestige/high status, hours of work and salary did not rate as highly.
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