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dc.contributor.authorCroy, WG
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, BD
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, CLJ
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-01T23:06:33Z
dc.date.available2020-09-01T23:06:33Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0966-9582
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09669582.2020.1757683
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/396994
dc.description.abstractParks provide many benefits to society: environmental, social and economic, and need investment to continue to provide these benefits. An alternative to self-financing and commercial approaches involves building the public’s perception of park benefits as a foundation for consequent investment by government. However, there is little empirical evidence to demonstrate public perceptions of benefits. We utilised a survey in Australia (n = 1,584) to investigate whether respondents’ perceptions of the benefits of parks are determined by information source and park use. The results suggest that users and non-users of parks who are exposed to a variety of information sources and more frequent use have a higher perception of parks’ benefits. Variety of information source was the primary explanation for positive perceptions of park benefits. In order to maximise public benefit-perceptions, communication between information providers needs to be coordinated and consistently implemented. Depending on the societal-benefit profile required, combining communication strategies with park use, including through tourism, would optimise efforts to build and sustain societal-benefit perceptions. We anticipate that this research will assist in developing park agencies’ confidence in implementing benefit-perception strategies, thereby furthering the public’s support for conservation.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1723
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1742
dc.relation.ispartofissue11
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sustainable Tourism
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Geography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1506
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1604
dc.titlePerceived benefits of parks: the roles of information source exposure and park use
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCroy, WG; Moyle, BD; Moyle, CLJ, Perceived benefits of parks: the roles of information source exposure and park use, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2020, 28 (11), pp. 1723-1742
dc.date.updated2020-09-01T23:05:35Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMoyle, Brent D.


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