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

Ribeiro, Manuel Alector, Pinto, Patrícia, Silva, João Albino and Woosnam, Kyle M. (2017) Residents' attitudes and the adoption of pro-tourism behaviours: the case of developing island countries. Tourism Management, 61 . pp. 523-537. ISSN 0261-5177

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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.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 21499
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Depositing User: Manuel Ribeiro
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 16:34
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2019 12:05
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21499

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