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Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Gail Sammons

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This study was conducted to discover what employees of different ethnicities, gender, and employment status want from their employers, utilizing the list of 10 items from previous studies among students who are attending the Hotel College at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Las Vegas depends on the hospitality industry with its abundance of restaurants, hotels, and casinos. In addition to the present state of the hospitality business, thousands of rooms will be added during the next four years with shopping malls, restaurants, and other hospitality businesses. Therefore, results of this study would provide insights to the casino hotels in Las Vegas for motivating, retaining, and attracting employees in the competitive market; The results showed that the monetary rewards are the most preferred factor among the students. It was also found that different factors motivate students depending on their gender, ethnicity and employment status. Therefore, utilizing the motivational factors wisely, according to the employee population of each company, would be a solution to retain, motivate, and attract the employees to maintain the high quality daily operation.


Employees; Employers; Hospitality; Industry; UNLV; Las Vegas

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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