Can digital-free tourism build character strengths?

Li, Jing, Pearce, Philip L., and Oktadiana, Hera (2020) Can digital-free tourism build character strengths? Annals of Tourism Research, 85. 103037.

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The perception of digital-free tourism for developing character strengths was explored. A golden evidence triangle fusing the views of three respondent groups was established to assess trustworthy digital-free tourism-character strength linkages. Nine strengths were commonly acknowledged. They were distributed across a three-layer tiered model according to their relative importance. The strengths developed in digital-free tourism include: self-regulation, appreciation of beauty and excellence, social intelligence and open-mindedness for the core layer; vitality, love and perspective for the secondary layer; spirituality and creativity for the peripheral layer. The roles of each verified strength and the mechanisms for developing character strengths in digital-free tourism were captured in a three-stage travel narrative.

Item ID: 64342
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-7722
Keywords: Digital-free tourism (DFT), Character strengths, Tourist experience, Positive psychology, Self-growth
Copyright Information: Crown Copyright © 2020 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Funders: Jinan Universiry, China (JU)
Projects and Grants: JU Enterprise Transformation Research Team Project
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2020 23:31
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 Tourist behaviour and visitor experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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