Social determinants of place attachment at a World Heritage site

Woosnam, Kyle M. and Aleshinloye, Kayode D. and Ribeiro, Manuel Alector and Stylidis, Dimitrios and Jiang, Jingxian and Erul, Emrullah (2018) Social determinants of place attachment at a World Heritage site. Tourism Management, 67 . pp. 139-146. ISSN 0261-5177

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Abstract

While the work on place attachment is extensive, it neglects to focus on residents' and tourists' perspectives of the construct concurrently. Additionally, the role that social factors play in forging attachment to place is lacking within the tourism literature. This work focuses on whether residents' (n = 469) and tourists' (n = 461) degree of place attachment at the Osun Oshogbo Cultural Festival (Nigeria) were significantly different. Examining the psychometric properties of the place attachment scale in an international context was a second aim. The final purpose of this work was to assess whether social factors (i.e., frequency of interaction and emotional closeness) between residents and tourists could explain the resulting CFA place attachment factors. MANOVA results revealed tourists demonstrated a significantly higher degree of attachment. Each social determinant predicted the attachment factors for both samples, with the two independent variables explaining higher degrees of variance among residents.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 23450
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Depositing User: Dimitrios Stylidis
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 17:02
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:16
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23450

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