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Hospitality graduates' salary and gender differences

Ahmad, Rozila and Rashid, Basri and Ariffin, H. F. (2014) Hospitality graduates' salary and gender differences. In: 2nd Tourism and Hospitality International Conference (THIC 2014), 5-6 November 2014, Langkawi, Malaysia.

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There is a consensus that one of the main reasons for not joining or leaving the industry is 'low pay'.Despite the well known connotation, studies comparing the local graduates‘ income in various areas of employment are limited.The purpose of this study is to assess BHM graduates‘ salary in various areas of employment and compare the graduates by gender.Quantitative method is used to answer the research questions of this study. This study focused on Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) BHM graduates.Based on the participation of 89 graduates this study discovered that there is no significant difference in male and female graduates‘ salary regardless their areas of employment.However, different from male graduates, female graduates are willing to work for low salary especially in other industry.Information provided from this study may signal the female students to better equip themselves for the industry and the female graduates to be more demanding and selective in their salary and career options.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN:978-983-2078-83-8 Organized by: School of Tourism, Hospitality and Environmental Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: hospitality; workforce; graduate;salary; gender; Malaysia.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Rozila Ahmad
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 06:31
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2015 06:31

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