Title page for ETD etd-10192006-115607
|Type of Document
||Jurowski, Claudia Anne
||The interplay of elements affecting host community resident attitudes toward tourism : a path analytic approach
||Hospitality and Tourism Management
|Uysal, Muzaffer S.
|McCleary, Ken W.
|Murrmann, Suzanne K.
|Olsen, Michael D.
|Williams, Daniel R.
- Tourism Public opinion
- Tourism Virginia Mount Rogers National Recreation
|Date of Defense
Recent research in the field of tourism has
demonstrated that the endorsement of the indigenous
population is essential for the development, successful
operation and sustainability of tourism. Achieving the goal
of favorable community support for the tourism industry will
require an understanding of how residents formulate their
perceptions of the impact of tourism and their attitudes
toward tourism. The purpose of this study was to examine
the interplay of elements that affect host community
resident attitudes toward tourism.
The principles of social exchange theory provided the
framework for a tourism exchange system model which posits
that tourism is a system of exchanges of resources between
the tourist, the host community, and the tourist business
and service sector. The research demonstrated that a
propitious attitude toward tourism is a function of a
favorable exchange position which is viewed as a desire to
enter into or maintain a tourism exchange relationship.
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