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dc.contributor.authorWeaver, David B
dc.contributor.authorLawton, Laura J
dc.contributor.editorChris Ryan
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:24:54Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:24:54Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-01-09T23:31:52Z
dc.identifier.issn0261-5177
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tourman.2013.01.017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/55508
dc.description.abstractContentiously-themed events are a growing but under-researched element of the destination product mix. A survey of 880 adults on Australia's Gold Coast revealed diverse attitudes toward Schoolies Week, an annual high school-leaver celebration characterised by extensive partying and drinking. Most sampled residents are either 'conditional supporters' (33%) or 'conditional opponents' (34%) whose more complex assessments of costs and benefits, as per social exchange theory, include considerations of 'noncosts' and 'non-benefits'. With regard to social representations, 'opponents' (18%) are more likely to be influenced by mass media, social circles and negative personal exposure, whilst 'supporters' (15%) are more likely to rely on their own and their children's schoolie experience. Foreign-born residents are less supportive of Schoolies Week, whilst females are disproportionately represented in the two conditional clusters. The results indicate several strategies for improving resident perceptions of this event. Keywords: Schoolies Week, Events, Event Management, Gold Coast, Cluster analysis, Resident perceptions, Social exchange theory, Social representations theory, Sustainable tourism, Students, Australia
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier Science
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom165
dc.relation.ispartofpageto175
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTourism Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume37
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchImpacts of Tourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150601
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1506
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1505
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1504
dc.titleResident perceptions of a contentious tourism event
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWeaver, David B.
gro.griffith.authorLawton, Laura J.


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