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Title: Towards an understanding of experiential learning in China's hospitality education
Author(s): Yang, June Huijun 
Author(s): Cheung, C.
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Journal: Journal of China Tourism Research 
Volume: 10
Issue: 2
Start page: 222
End page: 235
This study aims to develop a scale to measure experiential learning (EL) activities in China’s hospitality higher education. The scale development procedure involved four stages: developing the initial items, implementing purifying measures, collecting data, and assessing the reliability and validity of the proposed measurement scale. After exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), the development process resulted in a reliable and valid scale for measuring EL. The scale consists of nine items with three dimensions: (1) practical learning activities, (2) school-based activities, and (3) professional skills-related activities. This study contributes to the literature by developing a measurement scale for EL that lays the groundwork for future study. A better understanding of EL activities can contribute to graduates’ career development, universities’ curriculum validation, and hotels’ service quality.

DOI: 10.1080/19388160.2013.849638
CIHE Affiliated Publication: Yes
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