The Relationship between Professional Identity and Retention Intention of Hotel Interns in China
Wan Peng, Wenli Li

In recent years, with the rapid development of Chinese tourism and hospitality industry, more and more attention has been paid to the outflow of hotel professionals. However, the current research focuses on improving hotel’s incentive mechanisms for interns, lacking exploration of individual differences among interns and targeted suggestions in the process of talent development. Therefore, understanding the deep psychological factors that affect the interns' retention intention is the future trend of training talents in universities and selecting talents for hotels. From the perspective of professional identity, this paper studies the relationship between professional identity of Chinese hotel interns majoring in hotel management, its four dimensions (professional values, professional belonging, professional behavioral inclination, professional will and expectation) and the retention intention. Through the survey in two universities in Guangdong province, five hypothesis were verified and three of them were supported. Meanwhile, some corresponding suggestions were put forward due to the analysis results.

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