Faculty Publications

Title

Validating the international tourist role scale

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Destination decision-making, Novelty, Scale validation and modification, Tourist roles

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Annals of Tourism Research

Volume

27

Issue

4

First Page

964

Last Page

981

Abstract

This study was designed to validate the international tourist role scale and the three dimensions it revealed. The purpose of this attitudinal scale was to measure the tourist role typology. United States adult outbound tourists flying with 11 major airlines returned useful questionnaires. This study validated the role scale as a reliable one that properly identified three conceptual dimensions of international tourist typology and successfully provided measures of tourists' novelty-seeking preferences on the three dimensions. The study demonstrated, however, that the scale would measure the novelty-seeking preferences of international tourists more effectively if it were supplemented by other measures. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

10-1-2000

DOI of published version

10.1016/S0160-7383(99)00111-5

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