Do gender and nationality affect attitudes towards tourism and the environment?

McKercher, Bob, Pang, Sharon F.H., and Prideaux, Bruce (2011) Do gender and nationality affect attitudes towards tourism and the environment? International Journal of Tourism Research, 13 (3). pp. 266-300.

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Abstract

This study examines whether gender and home economy influence attitudes towards tourism and the environment. Students enrolled in senior undergraduate and first-year postgraduate tourism and hospitality subjects from eight economies are studied. Previous research on environmental attitudes has focused on either gender or home nationality, but has rarely examined the interrelationship between the two, and none has focused explicitly on attitudes to tourism and the environment. The study concluded that nationality mitigates attitudes among women much more than it does among men. The authors also conclude that general environmental attitudes are well formed, but tourism-related environmental attitudes are often contradictory.

Item ID: 20189
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1522-1970
Keywords: environmental attitudes, tourism attitudes, gender, nationality
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2012 05:26
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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