Hospitality managers' knowledge of HIV and HIV education: an exploratory study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/109053
Title:
Hospitality managers' knowledge of HIV and HIV education: an exploratory study
Authors:
Yap, Matthew; Ineson, Elizabeth M.
Citation:
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2010, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 69-81
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Publication Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/109053
DOI:
10.1108/09596111011013480
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/ijchm/ijchm.jsp
Abstract:
This exploratory study aims to determine Asian hospitality managers' (AHMs') perceptions of HIV education in their workplaces and their knowledge of HIV. Purpose – This exploratory study aims to determine Asian hospitality managers' (AHMs') perceptions of HIV education in their workplaces and their knowledge of HIV. Design/methodology/approach – A mixed-methodology research design gathered quantitative data from 32 English-speaking AHMs, selected using probability and non-probability sampling techniques, through a postal questionnaire. In addition, 12 of them agreed to participate in follow-up telephone interviews to further investigate this research topic. Transformed raw data were analysed using both qualitative and quantitative analytical methods. Findings – AHMs supported HIV education with a strong understanding of the transmission and treatment of HIV. In addition, they revealed an acceptable level of knowledge regarding its effects on individuals and societies. However, their understanding of its nature, extent and general effects was weak. Based on the imperfection of AHMs' HIV knowledge, they appear to be disseminating incorrect information to their peers and subordinates. Research limitations/implications – The external validity of the study is affected due to its sensitive nature to generate quantitative data based on 32 respondents. Practical implications – The development and implementation of workplace education and training programmes required immediate consideration to eradicate misunderstandings regarding the acquisition, transmission and development of HIV. Originality/value – The exploratory study supplemented the sparse literature addressing HIV knowledge of AHMs and the need of HIV education for hospitality employers and employees in their workplaces to curb the spread of HIV. AHMs supported HIV education with a strong understanding of the transmission and treatment of HIV. In addition, they revealed an acceptable level of knowledge regarding its effects on individuals and societies. However, their understanding of its nature, extent and general effects was weak. Based on the imperfection of AHMs' HIV knowledge, they appear to be disseminating incorrect information to their peers and subordinates. The external validity of the study is affected due to its sensitive nature to generate quantitative data based on 32 respondents. The development and implementation of workplace education and training programmes required immediate consideration to eradicate misunderstandings regarding the acquisition, transmission and development of HIV. The exploratory study supplemented the sparse literature addressing HIV knowledge of AHMs and the need of HIV education for hospitality employers and employees in their workplaces to curb the spread of HIV.
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Description:
Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, published by and copyright Emerald.
Keywords:
Health education; HIV; Hospitality management; Knowledge management
ISSN:
0959-6119; 1757-1049

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorYap, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorIneson, Elizabeth M.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-04T13:32:24Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-04T13:32:24Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2010, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 69-81en
dc.identifier.issn0959-6119-
dc.identifier.issn1757-1049-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/09596111011013480-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2173/109053-
dc.descriptionFull-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, published by and copyright Emerald.en
dc.description.abstractThis exploratory study aims to determine Asian hospitality managers' (AHMs') perceptions of HIV education in their workplaces and their knowledge of HIV. Purpose – This exploratory study aims to determine Asian hospitality managers' (AHMs') perceptions of HIV education in their workplaces and their knowledge of HIV. Design/methodology/approach – A mixed-methodology research design gathered quantitative data from 32 English-speaking AHMs, selected using probability and non-probability sampling techniques, through a postal questionnaire. In addition, 12 of them agreed to participate in follow-up telephone interviews to further investigate this research topic. Transformed raw data were analysed using both qualitative and quantitative analytical methods. Findings – AHMs supported HIV education with a strong understanding of the transmission and treatment of HIV. In addition, they revealed an acceptable level of knowledge regarding its effects on individuals and societies. However, their understanding of its nature, extent and general effects was weak. Based on the imperfection of AHMs' HIV knowledge, they appear to be disseminating incorrect information to their peers and subordinates. Research limitations/implications – The external validity of the study is affected due to its sensitive nature to generate quantitative data based on 32 respondents. Practical implications – The development and implementation of workplace education and training programmes required immediate consideration to eradicate misunderstandings regarding the acquisition, transmission and development of HIV. Originality/value – The exploratory study supplemented the sparse literature addressing HIV knowledge of AHMs and the need of HIV education for hospitality employers and employees in their workplaces to curb the spread of HIV. AHMs supported HIV education with a strong understanding of the transmission and treatment of HIV. In addition, they revealed an acceptable level of knowledge regarding its effects on individuals and societies. However, their understanding of its nature, extent and general effects was weak. Based on the imperfection of AHMs' HIV knowledge, they appear to be disseminating incorrect information to their peers and subordinates. The external validity of the study is affected due to its sensitive nature to generate quantitative data based on 32 respondents. The development and implementation of workplace education and training programmes required immediate consideration to eradicate misunderstandings regarding the acquisition, transmission and development of HIV. The exploratory study supplemented the sparse literature addressing HIV knowledge of AHMs and the need of HIV education for hospitality employers and employees in their workplaces to curb the spread of HIV.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/ijchm/ijchm.jspen
dc.subjectHealth educationen
dc.subjectHIVen
dc.subjectHospitality managementen
dc.subjectKnowledge managementen
dc.titleHospitality managers' knowledge of HIV and HIV education: an exploratory studyen
dc.typeBooken
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