Life Satisfaction and Support for Tourism Development
Annals of Tourism Research
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The purpose of this study is to better understand local residents’ support for tourism development by exploring residents’ perceived value of tourism development, life domain satisfaction (material/non-material), and overall quality of life in their community. The study provides the theoretical and empirical evidence of the relationships among those constructs. Using a sample of residents from five different tourism destinations, the results of a structural equation modeling approach indicated that residents’ perceived value of tourism development positively affects non-material and material life domain satisfaction; thereby, it contributes to overall quality of life. Finally, overall quality of life is an effective predictor of support for further tourism development.
Perceived value of tourism development; Non-material/material life domain satisfaction; Overall quality of life; Support for further tourism development
Life Satisfaction and Support for Tourism Development.
Annals of Tourism Research, 50