Modeling attitudes towards nature, tourism, and sustainable development in protected area tourism

Xu, Faye and Fox, Dorothy (2014) Modeling attitudes towards nature, tourism, and sustainable development in protected area tourism. Tourism Management, 45. pp. 142-158. ISSN 0261-5177

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This research undertook a visitor survey in two protected areas in different cultural contexts, namely China and the UK, to explore whether the value a person attaches to the environment influences their attitude towards sustainable tourism development in national parks. Structural equation models were developed with data from 597 and 368 questionnaires collected in Jiuzhaigou National Scenic Area, China and the New Forest National Park, UK respectively. The results suggested that anthropocentric or ecocentric values significantly influence people's attitudes to tourism and sustainable development. The same structured causal relationship was found in both samples, between people's attitudes towards the natural environment, conservation and tourism in a national park context

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1016/j.tourman.2014.03.005
Keywords: Anthropocentric, Ecocentric, National park, Sustainable development, Environmental attitudes
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism > Tourism
Hospitality and tourism > Tourism > Tourism management
Depositing User: Faye Xu
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2020 10:19
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:03


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