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Strzelecka, MariannaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1769-4753
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Goudriaan, Y., Prince, S. & Strzelecka, M. (2023). A narrative approach to the formation of place attachments in landscapes of expanding renewable energy technology. Landscape research, 48(4), 594-607
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A narrative approach to the formation of place attachments in landscapes of expanding renewable energy technology
2023 (English)In: Landscape research, ISSN 0142-6397, E-ISSN 1469-9710, Vol. 48, no 4, p. 594-607Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Renewable energy technologies are expanding in rural landscapes, where they are changing the character and meaning of place. This study explores the experience of living and recreating in proximity to landscapes undergoing this development, namely in a Swedish municipality where a major wind park is located. Using place attachment, it addresses how people construct meaning around places of everyday life through stories of their experience of place. Results show that individuals form coherent narratives of the past, present and future of places undergoing transformation. Stories of experiences of renewable energy technology and their impact on landscape relate to persisting feelings of rootedness, changing land-use activities and hope for a sustainable future. Place attachments are a form of social action as their formulation enables people to deal with change and embrace discourses of sustainability. Results highlight the discourses and practices that rural dwellers adopt in the wake of renewable energy transitions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2023
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-119137 (URN)10.1080/01426397.2023.2166911 (DOI)000914883600001 ()2-s2.0-85146683748 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-02-07 Created: 2023-02-07 Last updated: 2024-01-11Bibliographically approved
Kwiatkowski, G., Ossowska, L., Strzelecka, M., Dragin-Jensen, C., Lien, V. H., Janiszewska, D. & Kloskowski, D. (2023). Building a resilient event sector in times of uncertainty. Event Management, 27(4), 481-498
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Building a resilient event sector in times of uncertainty
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2023 (English)In: Event Management, ISSN 1525-9951, E-ISSN 1943-4308, Vol. 27, no 4, p. 481-498Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper offers a novel context-based resilience model to identify and discuss the sources of the resilience of event ecosystems during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the study employs a mixed-method (quantitative and qualitative) approach to study how event ecosystems have evolved due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Special attention is given to their adaptability and transformability capacities. Understanding how event ecosystems change under unexpected circumstances will promote solutions that strengthen the sector’s resilience in a global pandemic and the post-pandemic reality. Therefore, the research contributes twofold to the existing literature on event crisis management. First, it proposes a context-based event ecosystem resilience framework (CEER) to enable a more comprehensive understanding of what makes event ecosystems resilient and responsive to the changing environment in which they operate. Second, it takes on a challenge to conduct an empirical investigation of various aspects of the CEER model in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cognizant Communication Corporation, 2023
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-117958 (URN)10.3727/152599522x16419948695071 (DOI)001102016300002 ()2-s2.0-85165153569 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-12-17 Created: 2022-12-17 Last updated: 2024-01-18Bibliographically approved
Akhshik, A., Tusznio, A. & Strzelecka, M. (2023). Equifinal paths to megafauna conservation through memorable wildlife tourism experiences: evidence from the restitution of the European bison (Bison bonasus) in Poland. Current Issues in Tourism, 26(18), 3064-3084
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Equifinal paths to megafauna conservation through memorable wildlife tourism experiences: evidence from the restitution of the European bison (Bison bonasus) in Poland
2023 (English)In: Current Issues in Tourism, ISSN 1368-3500, E-ISSN 1747-7603, Vol. 26, no 18, p. 3064-3084Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite a vast literature conceptualizing a memorable tourism experience, empirical studies overlook the context in which those experiences are produced and compiled into actions that benefit the environment. Accordingly, we need to better understand to what extent the experience of megafauna enclosures strengthens visitors' overall support for wildlife protection. To close this knowledge gap, we study memorable tourism experiences in the Bison enclosures within Poland to better understand the significance of the environmental context in which the experience induces support for protecting the species. To this end, the study employs both symmetric and asymmetric models to uncover the complexity of individual behavioural paths. The PLS-SEM results confirm the role of memorable experiences in the relationship between attitudinal and behavioural outcomes. In a complimentary manner, the fsQCA results reveal how environmental planners can analyze complex constellations of internal and external factors to elucidate the conditions that generate visitor support for wildlife protection.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2023
Keywords
Wildlife tourism, context-dependent memory, support for wildlife conservation, PLS-SEM, fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis
National Category
Economics and Business Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-116363 (URN)10.1080/13683500.2022.2111298 (DOI)000843601700001 ()2-s2.0-85136491030 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-09-20 Created: 2022-09-20 Last updated: 2023-09-19Bibliographically approved
Seyfi, S., Hall, C. M. & Strzelecka, M. (Eds.). (2023). Gen Z, Tourism, and Sustainable Consumption: The Most Sustainable Generation Ever? (1ed.). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gen Z, Tourism, and Sustainable Consumption: The Most Sustainable Generation Ever?
2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Gen Z, Tourism, and Sustainable Consumption is the first book to provide a comprehensive account of Generation Z in relation to sustainable consumption practices and travel cultures. Gen Z is regarded as the world’s largest consumer market. The growth and behaviour of this economically significant market will have enormous implications for the future development of the tourism industry and destinations and its long-term sustainability. Characterised as being the first generation to grow up with the Internet and sometimes even referred to as the i-Generation, Gen Z is broadly regarded as having an avid interest in travel but seeks to do so in a way that is socially and environmentally conscious, mobile connected, and grounded in authentic local experiences. Logically structured and featuring contributions from a plethora of experts on the topic, this volume provides a critical examination of Gen Z consumer and travel behaviour in a comparative international context and its implications for the tourism, hospitality, and events industries. Embellished with illustrative figures and tables throughout, this book will be of pivotal interest not only to policy makers, destination management and marketing organisations (DMOs), and students of tourism, hospitality, sustainable consumption, and consumer culture, but also to those who seek to cater to this key market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023. p. 206 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-126018 (URN)10.4324/9781003289586 (DOI)2-s2.0-85163472577 (Scopus ID)9781003289586 (ISBN)9781032267067 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-17 Created: 2023-12-17 Last updated: 2024-01-18Bibliographically approved
Reinhold, S., Holtorf, C., Högberg, A., Pettersson-Löfquist, P. & Strzelecka, M. (2023). Post-Pandemic Tourism Development: Navigating Uncertainty in the Visitor Economy. Kalmar: Linnaeus University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Post-Pandemic Tourism Development: Navigating Uncertainty in the Visitor Economy
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2023 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been presenting stakeholders in the visitor economy with an unprecedented level of uncertainty. Sweden’s approach to handling the pandemic, which is viewed as an international exception, and Småland and Öland with its focus on limited-season summer tourism provide an exceptional context to study how key stakeholders deal with relevant challenges from a decision-making perspective, promising insights beyond the immediate study context.

The pandemic has been and still is a chance to (re-)engage with the development trajectories of tourism in this area and what kind of futures various local stakeholders envision for it. To this end, it is valuable to evaluate the impact and response to Covid-19 in relation to developing the local UNESCO World Heritage site and to achieving the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

The interdisciplinary research project documented in this report sought to study how stakeholders in the visitor economy make sense of the uncertainty induced by the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the short- and long-run through different lenses. To this end, we studied how stakeholders in the visitor economy reflected on their decisions to deal with the immediate implications of pandemic tourism and plan to engage them in a forward-looking process of scenario development and action-learning to open horizons that envision the present crisis as a chance to work towards a more sustainable future.

The project results address aspects of how the visitor economy in Småland can deal both with the present uncertainty and future crises of a similar nature. In the short-run, we identified how stakeholders in the local visitor economy made sense of the uncertainty of visitor business during the pandemic. This provides points of reflection for the stakeholders involved and suggestions for policy considerations to support the visitor economy for the future. For the long-run, we enhanced futures thinking and discussed development perspectives with stakeholders in the local visitor economy. This is a necessary input to inspiring strategies towards sustainable development beyond the immediate necessities of the present.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar: Linnaeus University, 2023. p. 29
National Category
Business Administration Archaeology
Research subject
Tourism; Economy, Business administration; Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-123948 (URN)
Projects
Post-Pandemic Tourism Development
Funder
The Kamprad Family Foundation
Available from: 2023-08-28 Created: 2023-08-28 Last updated: 2023-08-29Bibliographically approved
Strzelecka, M., Prince, S. & Boley, B. B. (2023). Resident connection to nature and attitudes towards tourism: findings from three different rural nature tourism destinations in Poland. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 31(3), 664-687
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resident connection to nature and attitudes towards tourism: findings from three different rural nature tourism destinations in Poland
2023 (English)In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism, ISSN 0966-9582, E-ISSN 1747-7646, Vol. 31, no 3, p. 664-687Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the growing literature arguing for the consideration of community perspectives in tourism destination governance, little is understood about how residents' connection to nature affects their perceptions of and responses to tourism. This is especially relevant for rural areas rich in nature as many of them have become refugees for urban dwellers seeking recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study combines the Nature's Contributions to People framework and Weber's Theory of Formal and Substantive Rationality to shed light on how rural residents of three nature-based tourism destinations connect with nature and how this connection to nature affects perceptions of empowerment from tourism and ultimately support for tourism. Results provide credence to the importance of including measures of residents' connections to nature when examining attitudes towards tourism in nature areas with connections to nature having significant and positive influences on psychological empowerment and social empowerment at all three destinations and direct and positive effects on support for tourism across two of the three destinations. Furthermore, results suggest that understanding the role nature connection plays in how residents perceive changes within their community can help manage locally emerging conflicts within rural tourism-dependent communities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2023
Keywords
Resident attitudes towards tourism, nature connectedness resident empowerment sustainable tourism, nature’s contribution to people
National Category
Social Psychology Human Geography
Research subject
Tourism; Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-107699 (URN)10.1080/09669582.2021.1995399 (DOI)000711257500001 ()2-s2.0-85118275158 (Scopus ID)
Funder
European Commission, 665778
Available from: 2021-10-27 Created: 2021-10-27 Last updated: 2023-05-09Bibliographically approved
Strzelecka, M., Mika, M. & Durydiwka, M. (2023). When tourism meets conservation: a deep dive into residents’ attitudes towards Tatra National Park. Current Issues in Tourism
Open this publication in new window or tab >>When tourism meets conservation: a deep dive into residents’ attitudes towards Tatra National Park
2023 (English)In: Current Issues in Tourism, ISSN 1368-3500, E-ISSN 1747-7603Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the complex relationship between residents and national parks in a top nature-based destination, Poland's Tatra and Podhale region. Utilizing a door-to-door survey of 511 respondents from 26 towns around Tatra National Park (TNP), the research employs two-step structural equation modeling and fsQCA to analyze how place attachment and preferences for nature protection strategies interact. Contrary to the widely held view that tourism development positively influences attitudes toward national parks, we found tourism growth in the communities surrounding TNP impacts how these communities relate to the protected area. The study concludes that for TNP to gain broader community support, it is crucial to convey to residents their essential role as a tourism asset. This finding has wider implications for how national parks and adjacent communities can coexist harmoniously in areas experiencing rapid tourism expansion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2023
Keywords
Nature-based tourism, protected area, biodiversity conservation, place identity, place dependence, nature bonding, resident attitudes, social exchange
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-124870 (URN)10.1080/13683500.2023.2260063 (DOI)001069930400001 ()2-s2.0-85171792682 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-09-24 Created: 2023-09-24 Last updated: 2024-03-01
Grodzińska-Jurczak, M., Krawczyk, A., Akhshik, A., Dedyk, Z. & Strzelecka, M. (2022). Contradictory or complementary?: Stakeholders’ perceptions of a circular economy for single-use plastics. Waste Management, 142, 1-8
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Contradictory or complementary?: Stakeholders’ perceptions of a circular economy for single-use plastics
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2022 (English)In: Waste Management, ISSN 0956-053X, E-ISSN 1879-2456, Vol. 142, p. 1-8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Single-use plastics (SUPs) represent one of the largest and rapidly growing segments of the plastics industry. The strategies to mitigate plastic hazards has become more difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic; SUPs have gained positive health-related attributes among consumers and remain the preferred packaging material. One of the most promising strategies to tackle the SUPs problem is a worldwide transition towards a circular economy (CE) for plastics. Here, we propose the reconceptualization of a CE for SUPs based on an analysis of the perceptions of stakeholders and the public from social, psychological, and communication-related perspectives. Our study utilized focus groups with primary and secondary stakeholders – differing in their power regarding SUP CE governance – and general consumers to identify their perceptions regarding challenges to and solutions for a CE for SUPs, thereby unveiling the potential for trustworthy knowledge co-creation. Our findings demonstrate that trustworthy knowledge-in-action is the primary driver for achieving sustainability transitions across stakeholders and suggest a significant discrepancy between young consumers and producers. Furthermore, we argue that exploring diversified approaches to knowledge co-creation necessitates various disciplinary entry points, ranging from different perspectives (challenges vs. solutions, individual vs. systemic levels, diversity in agenda-setting) to innovative attempts to understand knowledge production behaviour, especially for policymakers. Perceiving scientists as science communicators who can effectively inform involved stakeholders and general consumers and engage them in SUP crisis mitigation actions, the results of our study (jointly created manifest followed by a series of posters) are subject to further research and proposals for policy decisions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-111006 (URN)10.1016/j.wasman.2022.01.036 (DOI)000775925900001 ()35151014 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85124195239 (Scopus ID)2022 (Local ID)2022 (Archive number)2022 (OAI)
Available from: 2022-03-26 Created: 2022-03-26 Last updated: 2022-09-19Bibliographically approved
Strzelecka, M., Tusznio, J., Akhshik, A., Rechcinski, M. & Grodzinska-Jurczak, M. (2022). Effects of connection to nature on residents’ perceptions of conservation policy justice of Natura 2000. Conservation Biology, 36(5), Article ID e13944.
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2022 (English)In: Conservation Biology, ISSN 0888-8892, E-ISSN 1523-1739, Vol. 36, no 5, article id e13944Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We examined the effects of human connection to nature on residents’ concerns about justice in conservation policies of Natura 2000. Expansion of Natura 2000 conservation network has resulted in local communities having to consider Natura 2000 in their development plans, and justice concerns have been strong in some communities near Natura 2000 sites. We conceptualized Natura 2000 justice within a framework composed of 3 domains of conservation justice: distribution, recognition, and representation. To examine the effect of nature connection on perceived justice of Natura 2000, we conducted a door-to-door survey of rural resident (80.09% response rate) in 3 municipalities of Pomerania in Poland. The effect of connection to nature on perceived distribution of Natura 2000 benefits was positive (b = 0.187, t = 7.057, p < 0.001); perceived communication about Natura 2000 was positive (b = 0.089, t = 2.940 p < 0.01); perception of limitations was positive (b = 0.078, t = 2.416, p < 0.01); perceived recognition was positive (b = 0.117, t = 3.367, p < 0.001); and perceived representation was positive (b = 0.123, t = 5.015, p < 0.001). Our results suggest local residents’ bonds with nature matter and they should be considered when new conservation approaches, such as Natura 2000, are introduced.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2022
National Category
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Social Work, Social Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-113068 (URN)10.1111/cobi.13944 (DOI)000813656800001 ()35603443 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85132153297 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-05-26 Created: 2022-05-26 Last updated: 2023-05-09Bibliographically approved
Morawski, L., Okulicz-Kozaryn, A. & Strzelecka, M. (2022). Elderly Volunteering in Europe: The Relationship Between Volunteering and Quality of Life Depends on Volunteering Rates. VOLUNTAS - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 33, 256-268
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Elderly Volunteering in Europe: The Relationship Between Volunteering and Quality of Life Depends on Volunteering Rates
2022 (English)In: VOLUNTAS - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, ISSN 0957-8765, E-ISSN 1573-7888, Vol. 33, p. 256-268Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the effect of volunteering on quality of life (QoL) in 50+ populations across European countries and Israel. We analyzed data from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Using the Kendall tau-b correlation coefficients, we show that the extent of effect volunteering has on quality of life is nonlinearly related to the prevalence of volunteering in a given country. The relationship follows an inverted-U-shaped curve. In countries where volunteering is the most popular (Denmark, Switzerland, and Belgium) and in countries with the lowest rates (Poland, Greece, the Czech Republic, and Spain), the correlation between volunteering and one's quality of life is low. The correlation is high in countries with medium levels of volunteering (Austria, Italy, and Israel). Moreover, volunteering affects more internal than external domains of QoL. These new insights extend the discussion started by Haski-Leventhal (Voluntas Int J Volunt Nonprofit Organ 20:388-404, 2009). Our study is correlational, and we do not claim causality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2022
Keywords
Subjective well-being (SWB), Life satisfaction, Happiness, Aging, Elderly, Volunteering, Social transfers, Social capital, Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-98352 (URN)10.1007/s11266-020-00267-w (DOI)000570030200001 ()2-s2.0-85091116130 (Scopus ID)2020 (Local ID)2020 (Archive number)2020 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-10-07 Created: 2020-10-07 Last updated: 2022-08-12Bibliographically approved
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