Attitudes of Omani Social Studies Student Teachers to Tourism for Sustainable Development

Ahmed Hamed Al-Rabaani


APA 6th edition
Al-Rabaani, A.H. (2013). Attitudes of Omani Social Studies Student Teachers to Tourism for Sustainable Development. European Journal of Educational Research, 2(3), 129-138. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.2.3.129

Harvard
Al-Rabaani A.H. 2013 'Attitudes of Omani Social Studies Student Teachers to Tourism for Sustainable Development', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 129-138. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.2.3.129

Chicago 16th edition
Al-Rabaani, Ahmed Hamed . "Attitudes of Omani Social Studies Student Teachers to Tourism for Sustainable Development". (2013)European Journal of Educational Research 2, no. 3(2013): 129-138. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.2.3.129

Abstract

The aim of the study is to investigate the attitudes of student teachers of Social Studies to tourism for sustainable development. The study participants were the entire cohort of final year student teachers of Social Studies in the College of Education at Sultan Qaboos University in the Sultanate of Oman. There were 65 in total, 26 male and 39 female. Data was gathered through a questionnaire consisting of 37 items divided into 6 areas: attitudes to tourism; the impact of tourism on the economy; the impact of tourism on society and culture; the negative influences of tourism; tourism management, and working in the tourism sector. The results showed that student teachers of Social Studies hold positive attitudes towards tourism for sustainable development. There was no significant difference with regard to gender.

Keywords: Social studies, student teachers, sustainable development, attitudes, Sultanate of Oman