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dc.contributor.authorJ. Lawton, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.editorRichard R. Perdueen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:24:55Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:24:55Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2010-02-10T06:55:45Z
dc.identifier.issn00472875en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0047287505278981en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26549
dc.description.abstractPersonal construct theory was used to identify resident perceptions of 12 elicited tourist attractions on the Gold Coast of Australia. A cluster analysis of these residents revealed nature-biased (45%), unenthusiastic (40%), hinterland hesitant (8%), and enthusiastic (7%) groupings, with significant differences occurring in gender, length of residence, and age. The finding that tourist attractions positively influence residents' quality of life despite the assessment of built attractions as commercialized, touristy, expensive, and noisy/hectic may owe to the status of the Gold Coast as a tourism city. Tourism overall is perceived less positively than its constituent attractions, which may reflect the relatively less positive perceptions of one attraction in particular, Surfers Paradise. Revitalization of this iconic tourism district may therefore improve overall attitudes toward tourism among residents.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom188en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto200en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Travel Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume44en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350503en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350507en_US
dc.titleResident Perceptions of Tourist Attractions on the Gold Coast of Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2005 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
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