Parental Influence Factors on the Hospitality Internship Program

By Ching-Sung Lee and Chen Wei Chao.

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The hospitality industry emphasizes practical experience. In order to assist students in entering their future careers, the curriculum design of hospitality education usually include industry internship credits. The purpose of this study was to understand the student interns’ parents in relation to internship programs of hospitality higher education in Taiwan. The research design combines document content analysis and focus group discussion. According to the results of analysis, the parental influence factors on internship programs included parental support to the internship program, parents’ opinions during internships, parents’ value judgment to internships, and parents’ intervention in internships. The results compared with related studies and offered suggestion to all stakeholders in the internship program.

Keywords: Hospitality Higher Education, Internship Program, Parental Influence

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp.1-18. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 838.977KB).

Dr. Ching-Sung Lee

Associate Professor, Department of Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management, Fu-Jen Catholic University, New Taipei, Taiwan

Ching-Sung Lee is an associate professor at Fu-Jen Catholic University. He now serves as chair of the Department of Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management, director of the Chinese Hospitality Education Association and chief editor of the Fu-Jen Journal of Human Ecology. He has a PhD from the National Taiwan Normal University. His research interests relate to hospitality education, tourism and hospitality management, with a special focus on leisure and recreation. He has published widely in this field.

Chen Wei Chao

Phd Student, Department of Urban Planning, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Chen-Wei Chao is a PhD student of Urban Planning at National Cheng Kung University. He received his BS and MS degrees from Fu-Jen Catholic University. His research interests relate to tourism and hospitality management. His work has been published in several journals in this field.

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