A Study of Tourism Undergraduate Students in Emerging Economics: Factors Influencing the Selection of Part-time Jobs and Career Opportunities


The study aims to determine how undergraduate tourism students in Vietnam might realize their ambitions regarding the part-time jobs that they currently hold, in order to gain a better understanding of how those aspirations might be achieved. The study used a cross-sectional descriptive correlational survey design to collect data from 461 Vietnamese tourism students. KMO and Bartlett's tests were applied for exploratory factor analysis, and the General Linear Model (GLM) was used to determine associated factors with working while studying among students and its three subscales. The results reveal that students with a higher monthly average spending amount are more likely to continue working part-time jobs, and characteristics connected with selecting part-time employment included factors such as enhancing one's financial capability as well as strengthening both professional and soft abilities. Nonetheless, academic achievement was a crucial reason for students to continue working part-time jobs besides their studies. This study contributes to the existing literature by providing insights into the factors influencing tourism students' aspirations regarding part-time work in Vietnam. The findings highlight the importance of having access to financial support alternatives for students to successfully balance working part-time and attending school. The study also emphasizes the significance of academic achievement as a motivator for students to continue working part-time jobs.

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Diep Nguyen Ngoc, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Anh Doan Hai, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
Ngan Le Viet Quynh, International School, Vietnam National University, Vietnam

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Conference: IICE2024
Stream: Education

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