Award Date

12-1-2014

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Seyhmus Baloglu

Second Committee Member

Tony Henthorne

Third Committee Member

James Busser

Fourth Committee Member

Rebecca Wood Gill

Number of Pages

158

Abstract

A structural model is proposed and empirically examined that investigates factors influencing how residents perceive medical tourism's impact on quality of life domains and behavioral responses. A model based on social exchange is adapted as the basis of theory that medical tourism in a destination will affect community conditions and living experiences, which in turn influence residents' support for its development and tax paying behavioral intentions. Analyzed factors influencing how residents perceive medical tourism's affect on community conditions and living experiences underlying quality of life include overall community satisfaction, satisfaction with healthcare, attitudes towards medical tourism and economic performance.

Keywords

Medical tourism; Medical tourism – Economic aspects; Medical tourism – Popular opinion; Quality of life

Disciplines

Tourism and Travel | Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Language

English


Share

COinS