Understanding tourism development: A representational approach


The article investigates hotel employees and postgraduate students’ representations of “tourism development”, using social representations theory. Data from a sample of eighty participants were collected on Chios Island, Greece. To reveal social representations a word association procedure was applied followed by a correspondence analysis. The analysis attempts to map the meanings associated with “tourism development” and to pinpoint the links between those meanings. Results highlight differences and similarities in the representation of “tourism development” according to individuals’ social membership, offering an interesting insight for employers and educators.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Additional Information: © University of the Aegean. Printed in Greece. Some rights reserved. CC BY NC ND
Publication ISSN: 1792-6521
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2024 10:02
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2019 15:32
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2010
Authors: Meliou, Elina (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8912-3378)
Maroudas, Leonidas

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