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TitleHow important are value orientations to environmental concern?: a comparison of national and international tourists in Malaysia
Author(s)Ghazvini, Seyed Ahmad Moumen
Kian, Lim Lay
Sarmento, João Carlos Vicente
KeywordsValue orientations
Environmental concern
Value instrument
Tourist environmental attitudes
Attitudes
Issue date2016
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
JournalAfrican and Asian Studies
Abstract(s)Environmental beliefs, intentions, and behaviors can be derived from three types of values, namely, egoistic, altruistic, and biospheric. Consequently, the understanding of tourists' value orientations and their association with environmental concern is crucial for improving productive strategies in the management of natural resources and protected areas. This study aims to scrutinize the priorities of tripartite value orientation between national (Malaysian) and international tourists (mostly European), and to investigate the contribution of these three value orientations to tourists' environmental concern. Results disclose that Malaysian tourists valorize egoistic values more than tourists from Europe and other developed countries and are thus less concerned about the environment compared with their international counterparts. Furthermore, egoistic values have a strong negative relationship with environmental concern, whereas altruistic and biospheric values are positively related to this variable.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/51700
DOI10.1163/15692108-12341039
ISSN1569-2094
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
Appears in Collections:CECS - Artigos em revistas internacionais / Articles in international journals
GEO - Artigos em revistas internacionais com referee

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