Career-related psychological preferences of dietetic and restaurant/hotel and institution management students

Houtz, C.J.; Fox, E.A.; Roberts, D.Y.; Huffman, L.

Journal of the American Dietetic Association 90(1): 104-106


ISSN/ISBN: 0002-8223
PMID: 2295752
Document Number: 366522
If students choose the right course for their personality it facilitates learning and the acquisition of skills. Attitudes towards nutrition of dietetic, and of restaurant/hotel and institution management (RHIM) students were studied using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), to assess the way individuals use their minds, and the Attitude Towards Nutrition Scale to measure flexibility of attitude towards nutrition independent of knowledge. It is concluded that career advice should take psychological needs into account and using aids such as MBTIs would help identify psychological traits appropriate to ensuring recruitment of ideally qualified students for dietetic or RHIM courses.

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