Identity changes: a consequence of the travel experience

Caltabiano, Nerina J., and Caltabiano, Marie L. (1989) Identity changes: a consequence of the travel experience. Network, 5 (1). pp. 21-26.

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Abstract

This study investigated the ethnic identity of Italo-Australians after a travel experience to Italy. Results suggest that identity changes depended on the individual's pre-travel ethnic identity and generation level. Factors affecting ethnic identification were Italian culture, the national image of Italians and aspects of interpersonal behaviour. Findings were interpreted in relation to culture contact theory. The implications of these results for the tourist and hospitality industries were discussed.

Item ID: 28596
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1320-7741
Keywords: Italo-Australian identity, ethnic identification, travel experience
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2013 02:54
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 60%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 40%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 50%
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