A study of the effects of internship experiences on the behavioural intentions of college students majoring in leisure management in Taiwan

Chin Tsu Chen*, Jin-Li Hu, Cheng Cai Wang, Chun Fu Chen

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to explore the positive and negative effects of the internship experience on the behavioural intentions of college students in Taiwan. The results of this study suggest five major types of experience; sensory, affective, creative cognitive, physical and relational; have different effects on satisfaction, willingness to return to the original internship organisation, willingness to work, willingness to recommend the internship organisation to other students, ability to move between departments during the internship, whether to continue with studies or suspend schooling, career transition, complaints to colleagues within the internship organisation and external complaints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-73
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2011

Keywords

  • Behavioural intentions
  • Experiences
  • Internship
  • Leisure management

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