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Complementing theories to explain emotional solidarity

Erul, Emrullah, Woosnam, Kyle Maurice, Ribeiro, Manuel Alector and Salazar, John (2020) Complementing theories to explain emotional solidarity Journal of Sustainable Tourism. pp. 1-16.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to test the effect of residents’ attitudes concerning tourism development on support for future tourism development, and ultimately whether such a relationship explains a sense of solidarity with tourists. To do this, a theoretical model was developed and tested based on the social exchange theory and affect theory of exchange. Residents of Antalya, Turkey (N = 660) comprised the sample from which data were collected. Structural equation modelling results demonstrated that residents' attitudes explained 69% of the variance in support for future tourism development, and in turn, this support explained between 25% and 80% of the variance in factors comprising residents’ emotional solidarity with tourists. Findings provide support for the complementary use of the two theories. To round out the paper, implications, limitations and future research are offered.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Erul, Emrullah
Woosnam, Kyle Maurice
Ribeiro, Manuel Alectorm.ribeiro@surrey.ac.uk
Salazar, John
Date : 2020
DOI : 10.1080/09669582.2020.1800718
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Uncontrolled Keywords : Residents’ attitudes; Future tourism development; Emotional solidarity; Social exchange theory; Affect theory of exchange; Antalya Turkey
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 07 Oct 2020 16:59
Last Modified : 07 Oct 2020 16:59
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858714

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