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TitleTourists' values and perceived appropriate uses of national parks
Author(s)Ghazvini, Seyed Ahmad Moumen
Timothy, Dallen J.
Sarmento, João Carlos Vicente
Lim, Lay Kian
KeywordsEcotourism
Value orientations
Ecological attitudes
Environmental concern
Appropriate use
National parks
Malaysia
Issue date2018
PublisherIngenta Connect
JournalTourism Analysis
Abstract(s)National park managers must consider people's different values, beliefs, and attitudes in developing management plans and policies to justify providing opportunities for public recreation preserving ecological integrity. This study examines tourists' perceptions of appropriate uses of, and services within, national parks, which in turn are influenced by their value orientations. It then investigates how value orientations can affect tourists' perceptions toward appropriate uses of national parks. The article also identifies the mediating role of environmental concern on value orientations with regard to appropriate national park uses and services. Data from 379 tourists in Malaysia's Taman Negara National Park reveal that tourists perceive appreciative or passive activities as most appropriate and more consumptive activities, such as hunting and golf courses, as least appropriate. Results also indicate positive and negative relationships between value orientations and perceived suitableness of accommodations and services, activities, and facilities within national parks.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/59958
DOI10.3727/108354218X15391984820387
ISSN1083-5423
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessEmbargoed access (2 Years)
Appears in Collections:CECS - Artigos em revistas internacionais / Articles in international journals
GEO - Artigos em revistas internacionais com referee

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