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dc.contributor.authorCroy, WG
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, BD
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, CLJ
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.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sustainable Tourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Geography
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
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gro.griffith.authorMoyle, Brent D.

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