Conceptualization and measurement of dimensionality of place attachment

Chen, Ning (Chris), Dwyer, Larry and Firth, Tracey (2014) Conceptualization and measurement of dimensionality of place attachment. Tourism Analysis, 19 (3). pp. 323-338. ISSN 1083-5423

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To extend the discussion and application of place attachment to tourism-relevant contexts, this article proposes two neglected dimensions: place memory and place expectation. Combining these dimensions, a six-dimension construct of place attachment is tested using confirmatory factor analysis and found to be a good fit for data collected from two places: Sydney, Australia and Shanghai, China. The new dimensionality includes an individual's past experience and future expectations of his/her attachment to a place, and thus has a potential to interpret one's attachment to a place based on a shorter term stay. The implications of the study for researchers and destination managers are discussed.

Keywords:place, Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Cross-culture, Place attachment, Place expectation, Place memory, Tourism destination, NotOAChecked
Subjects:L Social studies > L310 Applied Sociology
N Business and Administrative studies > N500 Marketing
N Business and Administrative studies > N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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ID Code:15528
Deposited On:17 Oct 2014 07:58

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