Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Andrew Feinstein

Number of Pages



As the hospitality community continues to grow into a leading national economical force, it is imperative that the industry investigates perceptions of occupational status and find methods that positively change the negative perceptions of one of its most prevalent divisions, foodservice (Aarnio, 1999). Evaluating perceptions of internal occupational status has been an undeveloped link in this area of research. In order to address internal occupational status, this study looks at the impact of initial foodservice training on the perceptions of newcomers to the career field moderated by specific demographic variables. Examining how training changes perceptions of occupational status and self-esteem may help to keep quality employees in the foodservice industry. Additionally, it may take on the larger task of helping to change society's own antiquated image of the industry. The study was statistically analyzed using Repeated-Measures Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA), and Repeated-Measures Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) models. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).


Employees; Esteem; Food service; Impact; Industry; Investigation; Occupational; Perceptions; Self; Status; Training

Controlled Subject

Management; Psychology, Industrial; Vocational education

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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