We have carried out this survey at University with students doing business and management degrees. At the end of the survey, we have to make an oral and a written presentation to demonstrate our results. To realise this survey, we have to find a topic.
Regarding the choice of the topic, we wanted a subject to which each student could relate. In fact, everybody hasholidays, plus this topic also generates a lot of different questions and we wanted to extract students’ preferences for their holidays.
Why we have chosen this topic
I think that this topic touches each student and their teachers. Contrary to some topics, such as tobacco or alcohol, everybody is concerned by holidays. They are
important; they permit one to change one's ideas; to rest and toquit studies.
Moreover, there are a lot of ways to occupy oneself holidays. Students are now more autonomous.
Than before, Travelling is getting easier, less expensive and money earned, thanks
to summer jobs, give the opportunity to do what they want. So, it’s interesting to
know how each student spends his/her holidays, where, how and with whom…
This survey aims to give us anactual trend relating to students and their holidays!!
Students and holidays
1. Do you ever go on holidays?
2. Do you ever go in a foreign country?
If yes which country?
3- How often do you go on holiday each year?
None 1 time 2 times More
4- Where do you like to go?
Beach Mountain City Countryside Other :
5- What kind of holidays do you prefer?
Camping Organized trip Flat Other :
6- How long do your holidays last?
A few days 1 week 2 weeks More
7- How do you prefer travelling?
With friends Parents Girlfriend (or boyfriend) Alone
8- What is your aim during holidays?
Tan Visit Relax Sport Party Other :
9- Do you take your work when you go in holiday?
10- What is your budget for summer holidays?
0-100€ 100-200€ 200-300€ More
11- How do you finance your trip?
Parents Summer job Pocket money Other :
12- How do you choose your trip?
Budget Desire Both
Gender : Man Woman
Department : GEA1 GEA2 Degree
Students and holidays
For our questionnaire, we have chosen to ask open questions. This kind of question permits students to answer freely, as they want. However, this method is more difficult to analyse because it takes more time to obtain the results. We also wanted to generate quantitativeresults in order to use Sphinx and to create some charts; therefore we used close questions as well. This then, is more of a quantitative questionnaire than a qualitative one.
The questionnaires were carried out face to face for the following reasons. It was easier to collect the information, and analyse the results. It was a good solution because we gave the questionnaire to 66 students.Sampling
The aim was to have as many results from the first year in Business and Public Management. We choose this solution to have a representative sampling, in order to compare results.
It was the same thing with boys and girls; however it didn't represent the true reality.
There were more female participants than male....
This chart shows numericallythe different places where students prefer to stay whilst on holiday. We can see that students prefer camping. In fact, 43 students preferred that. Organized trips and apartments are not popular with students, as only 7 people to selected "trip" and 11 "apartments".
Through this graphic, we can see where students prefer to go on holidays. So, 83, 3% of them go to beach....