TTRA Canada 2023 Conference

Author Bio

Rebecca Gordon

Rebecca Gordon is the Arrell Food Institute's Culinary Project Lead and research assistant at the University of Guelph. She specializes in qualitative research exploring work conditions in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Bruce McAdams

Bruce McAdams is an Associate Professor in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph. His research primarily focuses on restaurant sustainability. He has conducted research on a variety of topics in the restaurant industry including environmental sustainability, mental health and leadership.


This exploratory study captures job quality perceptions of 14 post-secondary school students employed in summer tourism jobs. Students that lacked training, managerial support and consistent work hours saw their job as low quality and were less committed to their employer.

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