Title: Research Paper
Type: Assignment – Research-based Assignment
Learning Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Marked out of: 100
You will form a group (minimum 2 students, maximum 3 students) during the
Workshop 1 & 2. Gender and Diversity in Tourism.
As a group, you will work collaboratively to produce a literature review of a chosen
specific DIVERSITY management topics within H & T work context in the following:
(1) diversity training
(2) gender diversity
(3) sexuality diversity
(4) age diversity
(5) physical and intellectual diversity
Whilst the contents of the paper will vary to suit the topic and will be determined by
you, the paper will include the following:
The literature review must include seminal articles on the topic as well as a range
of recent publications (no older than 6 years) that demonstrate the
development of thinking over the years. The literature review must be 2500
words in length (+/- 10%). Gender and Diversity in Tourism.
Whilst the contents of the paper will vary to suit the topic and will be determined
by you, the paper will include the following:
1. an introduction, a body and a conclusion.
2. definitions of key terms using relevant literature.
3. a demonstration of critical analysis of the existing literature (e.g., samples of
journal articles, book references and media). Include at least 10
references in your reference list. Use APA 6 referencing style.
4. an ability to apply concepts to examples from either the tourism or hospitality
industries. Gender and Diversity in Tourism.
5. a demonstration of the appropriate use of grammar, spelling, punctuation and
Criteria & Marking:
The total mark for the research paper is 35%. The grading criteria for the
written paper are:
content knowledge (40 marks);
purpose and expression in paper (20 marks);
organisation and structure (20 marks); and
See the Learning@Griffith site for grading sheet details.
Submission: Through Turnitin. Turnitin provides an online text-matching service,and
end-to-end assessment submission, marking and return available through L@G
course sites. See the following site
This assessment item:
• is a school based activity
• is an individual activity
• does not include a self assessment activity. Gender and Diversity in Tourism.
Gender and Diversity in Tourism
The concept of gender equality has been in the limelight and a priority of several properties especially in the developed world such as Australia and Europe. Unlike traditionally, when women were treated and considered as inferior to men in all activities and sectors, they are currently considered and treated equally with men. Tourism is one of the global largest and fastest growing sectors. In several countries such as Australia, tourism is considered as an engine for development because of the increased foreign exchange earnings as well as creation of direct and indirect employment opportunities (Ahn, Wooten, Norman & McGuire 2016). Globally, tourism contributes over 5% of the GDP and more than 7% of the employment opportunities (Ahn, Wooten, Norman & McGuire, 2016). Tourism accounts for more than 30% of the global exports in services and hence it is worth a research. Despite that there are several studies such as Costa, Carvalho, Caçador and Breda (2012) that focus on gender diversity in the tourism industry, majority of the studies are centered on gender diversity in job provision in the industry….
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