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Examining the predictive validity of SUS-TAS with maximum parsimony in developing island countries

Ribeiro, Manuel Alector, Pinto, Patrícia, Silva, João Albino and Woosnam, Kyle M. (2018) Examining the predictive validity of SUS-TAS with maximum parsimony in developing island countries Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 26 (3). pp. 379-398.

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The Sustainable Tourism Attitude Scale (SUS-TAS) has been used as a tool to gauge the sentiment of local residents toward sustainable tourism development. This scale has been validated in cross-cultural settings by several scholars. In a like manner, in order to validate this scale, data were collected in the Cape Verde islands (off the coast of Africa) and the results showed (1) a parsimonious version of the 21-item SUS-TAS that facilitates the process of data collection without compromising its robustness and psychometric properties, (2) a validated second-order factor model, confirming that the seven factors of SUS-TAS can be loaded in two broader dimensions named “perceived tourism impacts” and “expected tourism sustainability”, (3) a SUS-TAS second-order factor model with validity in predicting residents’ support for sustainable tourism development, (4) that SUS-TAS can be interpreted by seven individual factors and/or as a global factor as indicated by the hierarchical measurement model and predictive validity. Methodological and theoretical interpretations are discussed and future refinement and applications are also offered.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Ribeiro, Manuel
Pinto, Patrícia
Silva, João Albino
Woosnam, Kyle M.
Date : 2018
DOI : 10.1080/09669582.2017.1355918
Uncontrolled Keywords : SUS-TAS; Parsimony; Predictive validity; Sustainable tourism; Cape Verde
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 02 Oct 2018 07:18
Last Modified : 14 Dec 2018 08:38

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