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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.
Issue 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
Appears in Collections: Department of Hospitality and Tourism

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