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Encountered Space and Situated Lay-Knowledge: A Mixed Methods Approach

Ji, Kate Mingjie, Wong, IpKin Anthony, Eves, Anita and Scarles, Caroline (2020) Encountered Space and Situated Lay-Knowledge: A Mixed Methods Approach Journal of Travel Research.

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This research draws on the geographical concept of situated lay-knowledge to highlight how the formation of tourists’ attitudes to travel destinations challenges the theoretical foundation of the theory of planned behavior (TPB). It suggests that situated lay knowledge is dynamic as opposed to static, which is the accepted basis of TPB, and subsequently, proposes a “Situated Lay-Knowledge Travel Behavior Model” (SLKTB). The model was tested in a mixed methods approach where Chinese tourists, who knew little about Portugal, encountered Portuguese culture and cuisine in Macau. The overall results demonstrate that the formation of tourists’ attitudes about travel destinations is not preexisting or static but dynamic and created from their ongoing encounters.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Ji, Kate Mingjie
Wong, IpKin Anthony
Date : 31 July 2020
DOI : 10.1177/0047287520944241
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2020.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Lay knowledge; Anticipated emotions; Encountered space; Restaurant; Food
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 07 Oct 2020 17:11
Last Modified : 07 Oct 2020 17:11

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