Assessment of admission criteria for predicting hotel management students' academic performance.

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Yu-Chin "Jerrie" Hsieh, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: With the growth in the number of Hospitality and Tourism programs, admission committees have become increasingly attentive to the most efficient means of selecting students with the best potential for academic and professional success. Many higher education institutions in Asia employ a standard entrance exam system to select potential students. This study used the National Kao-Hsiung Hospitality College as a case study to examine whether entrance exams, when used as the sole admission criterion, were able to predict students' academic, professional, and overall performance. The results indicated that entrance exams were limited in predicting student performance. An admission portfolio approach including entrance exams, high school ranking, leadership abilities, work experience, and references was recommended instead of exams alone.

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Language: English
Date: 2005
entrance exams, admission criteria, academic performance, professional performance, hotel management, hospitality industry, management education

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