Changes in residents' attitudes toward tourism over time: A cohort analytical approach

Chang Huh, Christine Vogt

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

112 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Tourism development in a community must acknowledge residents' attitudes toward and support for tourism as residents are often the business owners, service providers, or workers, and vote on tax millage funding infrastructure investments. Few studies have examined longitudinal changes in hosts' attitudes to tourism. Using a 7-year period and employing a cohort analytical method, residents' attitudes and time-related effects (i.e., age, period, and birth cohort) were studied in an Alaskan island dependent on fishing-related industries with an emerging tourism industry from small cruise ships and outdoor recreation. Constrained multiple regression analyses identified age effect as the dominant variable explaining changes in residents' attitudes toward economic impacts. Successive young adult cohorts were more likely to have favorable attitudes toward tourism's economic impacts. Residents'perceptions of the leading industry (tourism or seafood) in the community, socioeconomic factors, and the effects of age and period explained variations in their attitudes toward tourism over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-455
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

tourism
Tourism
resident
Industry
economic impact
industry
Economics
tourism economics
Taxation
outdoor recreation
seafood
tourism development
Ships
multiple regression
analytical method
fishing
socioeconomic factors
infrastructure
time
Residents

Keywords

  • Age effect
  • Cohort analysis
  • Resident attitudes
  • Tourism development
  • Transition economies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation

Cite this

Changes in residents' attitudes toward tourism over time : A cohort analytical approach. / Huh, Chang; Vogt, Christine.

In: Journal of Travel Research, Vol. 46, No. 4, 2008, p. 446-455.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{0da085e1184d4cfa9ace2bf5e6e2d567,
title = "Changes in residents' attitudes toward tourism over time: A cohort analytical approach",
abstract = "Tourism development in a community must acknowledge residents' attitudes toward and support for tourism as residents are often the business owners, service providers, or workers, and vote on tax millage funding infrastructure investments. Few studies have examined longitudinal changes in hosts' attitudes to tourism. Using a 7-year period and employing a cohort analytical method, residents' attitudes and time-related effects (i.e., age, period, and birth cohort) were studied in an Alaskan island dependent on fishing-related industries with an emerging tourism industry from small cruise ships and outdoor recreation. Constrained multiple regression analyses identified age effect as the dominant variable explaining changes in residents' attitudes toward economic impacts. Successive young adult cohorts were more likely to have favorable attitudes toward tourism's economic impacts. Residents'perceptions of the leading industry (tourism or seafood) in the community, socioeconomic factors, and the effects of age and period explained variations in their attitudes toward tourism over time.",
keywords = "Age effect, Cohort analysis, Resident attitudes, Tourism development, Transition economies",
author = "Chang Huh and Christine Vogt",
year = "2008",
doi = "10.1177/0047287507308327",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "46",
pages = "446--455",
journal = "Journal of Travel Research",
issn = "0047-2875",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Ltd",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Changes in residents' attitudes toward tourism over time

T2 - A cohort analytical approach

AU - Huh, Chang

AU - Vogt, Christine

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - Tourism development in a community must acknowledge residents' attitudes toward and support for tourism as residents are often the business owners, service providers, or workers, and vote on tax millage funding infrastructure investments. Few studies have examined longitudinal changes in hosts' attitudes to tourism. Using a 7-year period and employing a cohort analytical method, residents' attitudes and time-related effects (i.e., age, period, and birth cohort) were studied in an Alaskan island dependent on fishing-related industries with an emerging tourism industry from small cruise ships and outdoor recreation. Constrained multiple regression analyses identified age effect as the dominant variable explaining changes in residents' attitudes toward economic impacts. Successive young adult cohorts were more likely to have favorable attitudes toward tourism's economic impacts. Residents'perceptions of the leading industry (tourism or seafood) in the community, socioeconomic factors, and the effects of age and period explained variations in their attitudes toward tourism over time.

AB - Tourism development in a community must acknowledge residents' attitudes toward and support for tourism as residents are often the business owners, service providers, or workers, and vote on tax millage funding infrastructure investments. Few studies have examined longitudinal changes in hosts' attitudes to tourism. Using a 7-year period and employing a cohort analytical method, residents' attitudes and time-related effects (i.e., age, period, and birth cohort) were studied in an Alaskan island dependent on fishing-related industries with an emerging tourism industry from small cruise ships and outdoor recreation. Constrained multiple regression analyses identified age effect as the dominant variable explaining changes in residents' attitudes toward economic impacts. Successive young adult cohorts were more likely to have favorable attitudes toward tourism's economic impacts. Residents'perceptions of the leading industry (tourism or seafood) in the community, socioeconomic factors, and the effects of age and period explained variations in their attitudes toward tourism over time.

KW - Age effect

KW - Cohort analysis

KW - Resident attitudes

KW - Tourism development

KW - Transition economies

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=42449114357&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=42449114357&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/0047287507308327

DO - 10.1177/0047287507308327

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:42449114357

VL - 46

SP - 446

EP - 455

JO - Journal of Travel Research

JF - Journal of Travel Research

SN - 0047-2875

IS - 4

ER -