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A study of community sentiments in relation to attitudes toward tourism development


, : A study of community sentiments in relation to attitudes toward tourism development. Tourism Analysis 3(1): 17-24

This article examines residents' sentiments about their community in relation to their perceptions of the impacts of tourism and their support or opposition to tourism. The study was conducted amongst 5 rural counties of Southwest Virginia, USA. A random sample of 2404 residents yielded 1069 responses. Factor analysis demonstrated that residents' sentiments were comprised of two different dimensions: emotional attachment and involvement.

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