The role of place image dimensions in residents' support for tourism development

Stylidis, Dimitrios ORCID logoORCID: (2016) The role of place image dimensions in residents' support for tourism development. International Journal of Tourism Research, 18 (2) . pp. 129-139. ISSN 1099-2340 [Article] (doi:10.1002/jtr.2039)

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Understanding residents' perceptions of tourism impacts and their level of support for its development is considered vital for the sustainable development of tourism. Despite the plethora of factors examined as determinants of residents' attitudes toward tourism, the role of residents' place image has been under-examined. This study developed a model examining the relationships between residents' place image dimensions, perceived tourism impacts and support for development. Findings suggest that two (physical appearance, social environment) out of the four place image dimensions identified in this study exercise a significant effect on residents' attitudes toward tourism. The theoretical and practical implications to the formation of planning and development programs for tourism are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Support for tourism development, Residents’ place image, Perceived tourism impacts, Residents’ attitudes toward tourism, Place image dimensions
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 16034
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Stylidis, D. (2016) The Role of Place Image Dimensions in Residents' Support for Tourism Development. Int. J. Tourism Res., 18: 129–139. doi: 10.1002/jtr.2039, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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Depositing User: Dimitrios Stylidis
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 12:45
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 22:04

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