Residents' attitudes and the adoption of pro-tourism behaviours: the case of developing island countries

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Ribeiro, M., Pinto, P., Silva, J. and Woosnam, K. 2017. Residents' attitudes and the adoption of pro-tourism behaviours: the case of developing island countries. Tourism Management. 61, pp. 523-537. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2017.03.004
TypeArticle
TitleResidents' attitudes and the adoption of pro-tourism behaviours: the case of developing island countries
AuthorsRibeiro, M., Pinto, P., Silva, J. and Woosnam, K.
Abstract

This study considers both economic and non-economic factors to examine how residents perceive tourism and ultimately develop pro-tourism behaviour. The concepts used in model creation are Social Exchange Theory and the Theory of Reasoned Action. Based on data derived from 418 residents of the Cape Verde Islands (off the coast of western Africa) a structural equation model is used to test how perceived personal benefits and general economic conditions shape perceptions of tourism, and in turn how these perceptions determine pro-tourism behaviour. Additionally, the concept of welcoming behaviour is included in the model. It is found the perceived tourism impacts mediate between welcoming and pro-tourism behaviours.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherElsevier
JournalTourism Management
ISSN0261-5177
Publication dates
Online28 Mar 2017
Print01 Aug 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited10 Mar 2017
Submitted28 Feb 2017
Accepted04 Mar 2017
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2017.03.004
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