Diaspora tourists' emotional experience

Otoo, Felix Elvis ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2803-3835, Kim, Seongseop (Sam) ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9213-6540 and Stylidis, Dimitrios ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9488-3160 (2021) Diaspora tourists' emotional experience. International Journal of Tourism Research, 23 (6) . pp. 1042-1058. ISSN 1099-2340 [Article] (doi:10.1002/jtr.2461)

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This article attempts to empirically test a model to explain the hypothesized relationships between important constructs such as emotional experience, personal involvement, destination image, destination satisfaction, and place attachment as antecedents of the future intentions of mature/senior diaspora tourists. The hypothesized relationships were explored using a sample of 419 mature/senior diaspora tourists visiting Ghana. A three-step process was used to explore, confirm and test the interrelationships between the constructs. The results showed that emotional experiences related to joy and love influenced personal involvement. While other hypothesized relationships were supported, unpleasantness and positive surprise did not have a direct effect on personal involvement. Future studies can apply this model to understand other types of tourism.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Nature and Landscape Conservation, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Transportation, Geography, Planning and Development
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 33025
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Otoo, FE, Kim, SS, Stylidis, D. Diaspora tourists' emotional experience. Int J Tourism Res. 2021; 23: 1042– 1058., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/jtr.2461. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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Depositing User: Dimitrios Stylidis
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2021 09:57
Last Modified: 20 May 2023 03:04
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/33025

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