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dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorLawton, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.editorChris Ryanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:24:54Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:24:54Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.date.modified2014-01-09T23:31:52Z
dc.identifier.issn18793193en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tourman.2013.01.017en_US
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, Australiaen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Scienceen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom165en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto175en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTourism Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume37en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchImpacts of Tourismen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150601en_US
dc.titleResident perceptions of a contentious tourism eventen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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