How to deal with amotivated students? : An examination of the predictive validity of personality traits

Terrier, Lohyd (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Rech, Arthur (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Marfaing, Bénédicte (Université de Fribourg) ; Fernandez, Sebastien (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; de Boer, Charlotte (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Amotivation can be considered one of the more important problems faced in hospitality training. This research paper used commitment to reduce amotivation and increase performance in a training program. We used action identification to improve the effectiveness of commitment. Ninety-two students participated in the experiment. Broken down into three experimental conditions, 29 participated in a standard training program and 63 in one of two training programs using commitment (33 participants for the low identification commitment and 30 for the high). Results show that commitment increases performance and reduces amotivation. Furthermore, the link between participants’ commitment and performance appears to be mediated by amotivation. Finally, results are discussed and future avenues of research are suggested.


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full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
EHL
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Budapest, Hungary, 26-28 October 2016
Date:
Budapest, Hungary
26-28 October 2016
2016
Pagination:
7 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of EuroCHRIE 2016 Conference
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