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The Application of Emotional Development Theory to Hotel Intern’s Career Choice Intention

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2019, 43(4), pp.91-114
  • DOI : 10.17086/JTS.2019.43.4.91.114
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism
  • Received : April 4, 2019
  • Accepted : April 29, 2019
  • Published : June 1, 2019

JIN JINHEE 1 Cho, Min-Ho 1

1한양대학교

Excellent Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationships among psychological separation, self-identity, internship satisfaction, and hotel career choice intention by applying emotional development theory. In order to test the conceptual model, this study conducted a survey with hotel interns in Seoul. A total of 400 valid surveys were analyzed through structural equation modeling. The results showed that (1) emotional independence of psychological separation affected self-identity; (2) psychological separation did not affect internship satisfaction; (3) psychological separation did not affect hotel career choice intention; (4) self-identity affected internship satisfaction; (5) self-identity affected hotel career choice intention; (6) internship satisfaction affected hotel career choice intention; (7) self-identity had a full mediation effect on the relationship between emotional independence and internship satisfaction; and (8) self-identity had a full mediation effect on the relationship between emotional independence and hotel career choice intention. Ultimately, this study contributes to the advancement of hotel internship research and suggests changes to training for hotel internships.

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