The study examines the personality attributes hospitality employers deem necessary for new graduates’ success. Psychological androgyny—that has rarely been applied in a hospitality management context—underpins the study. Findings were that the smaller companies by employees expected androgynous characteristics from the graduate, while the medium and larger companies by employees expected higher levels of expressive—typically feminine—behaviours. These findings are not congruent with the existing literature, which has so often highlighted a “masculine supremacy effect.” The study concluded that psychological androgyny is a useful framework for the exploration of what hospitality employers expect from their graduate recruits.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism|
|Early online date||5 Aug 2010|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- psychological androgyny
- hospitality employers
- expected graduate behaviours