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Woosnam, K. M., Strzelecka, M., Nisbett, G. S. & Keith, S. J. (2019). Examining Millennials' Global Citizenship Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions to Engage in Environmental Volunteering. Sustainability, 11(8), Article ID 2324.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Examining Millennials' Global Citizenship Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions to Engage in Environmental Volunteering
2019 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 11, no 8, article id 2324Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Volunteering for nature conservation has become an important resource in solving local environmental problems of global importance. The study at hand assessed how well millennials' global citizenship attitudes explain their behavioral intentions to engage in volunteer projects, as well as how prior experience of volunteering in environmental projects affects millennials' global citizenship attitudes. Those who reported past participation in this type of volunteer experience were generally more inclined to partake in future environmental volunteering than those without prior experience. Likewise, for those with prior experience, global citizen factors played a greater role in intentions to experience environmental volunteering. This study makes valuable contributions to the literature surrounding nature conservation, as it illustrates that millennials' global citizenship attitudes predict participation in environmental volunteering. This work concludes with insights concerning what programs (that provide millennials with opportunities to fulfill environmental duties associated with their global environmental citizenship) can do to provide a more valuable experience for young volunteers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2019
Keywords
environmental volunteering, global citizenship attitudes, behavioral intentions, prior volunteer experience
National Category
Environmental Sciences Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84526 (URN)10.3390/su11082324 (DOI)000467752200137 ()2-s2.0-85066958267 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-06-05 Created: 2019-06-05 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Strzelecka, M. & Okulicz-Kozaryn, A. (2018). Is tourism conducive to residents' social trust?: Evidence form large-scale social surveys. Tourism Review, 73(1), 1-27
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Is tourism conducive to residents' social trust?: Evidence form large-scale social surveys
2018 (English)In: Tourism Review, ISSN 1660-5373, E-ISSN 1759-8451, Vol. 73, no 1, p. 1-27Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purposes - This paper aims to understand the character of the relationship between tourism growth and residents' social trust. Design/methodology/approach - The study uses large-scale data to model the effect of tourism on generalized trust attitudes Among advantages to analyzing data from large-scale social surveys, extensive content and representative coverage of the population are probably the most appealing. The broad coverage of the population of the large-scale social surveys allows for a broader generalization of the study results as well as comparison of areas with very different tourist activity. Findings - This study offers two key findings. First, the effect of tourist arrivals (as per capita) on social trust attitudes is stronger in poorer regions than in wealthier regions. Second, only domestic tourism positively affects trust. Research limitations/implications - This study delivered a straightforward analysis of large data to be able to generalize findings and make a significant theoretical contribution to tourism discipline. This goal was pursued at the expense of complex or in-depth explanation of the observed phenomenon. Practical implications - Findings from this study indicate that there are at least two crucial criteria for tourism to be able to strengthen residents' social trust. First, domestic tourism should be encouraged in destination regions in their early development stages and inmore homogeneous regions. Perhaps, focus on domestic tourists before internationalization of a tourism product is the most effective way to promote tourism development that is supported by local residents. Second, tourism is likely to have stronger positive effect on social trust in poorer regions. Thus, tourism policy makers should take into consideration the actual economic need for tourism. Residents in wealthier regions may show less support for tourism simply because they don't need it and they have no economic incentives to be involved. In fact, tourismin wealthier regions is likely to diminish residents' social trust, and thus it disrupts local social and political processes that rely on high social trust. Originality/value - Social trust is considered an important measure of social cohesion and it enables modern societies to thrive. Social trust has not been problematized in the context of contemporary tourism growth. This is the first study that uses large data social survey to model the effect of tourism on social trust in European destination regions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018
Keywords
Social trust, European social survey, Tourism growth
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-83425 (URN)10.1108/TR-05-2017-0091 (DOI)000425284000001 ()2-s2.0-85042148419 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Boley, B. B., Strzelecka, M. & Watson, A. (2018). Place distinctiveness, psychological empowerment, and support for tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 70, 137-139
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Place distinctiveness, psychological empowerment, and support for tourism
2018 (English)In: Annals of Tourism Research, ISSN 0160-7383, E-ISSN 1873-7722, Vol. 70, p. 137-139Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

• Residents must first find community distinct in order to be psychologically empowered.

• Psychological empowerment mediates relationship between place distinctiveness and support for tourism.

• Destination managers should consider raising resident awareness of community uniqueness to boost support for tourism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70587 (URN)10.1016/j.annals.2017.12.010 (DOI)000435747100015 ()2-s2.0-85040346676 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-02-07 Created: 2018-02-07 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Boley, B. B., Strzelecka, M. & Woosnam, K. M. (2018). Resident perceptions of the economic benefits of tourism: Toward a common measure. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 42(8), 1295-1314
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resident perceptions of the economic benefits of tourism: Toward a common measure
2018 (English)In: Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, ISSN 1096-3480, E-ISSN 1557-7554, Vol. 42, no 8, p. 1295-1314Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

At the core of the resident attitude literature is the general understanding that the more residents economically benefit from tourism, the more they support tourism. While a central tenet, previous research has measured resident perceptions of economically benefiting from tourism somewhat haphazardly, using four disparate directions without a common cross-culturally reliable and valid scale. To bring clarity to the literature, this study develops and presents the Economic Benefit from Tourism Scale as a reliable and valid measure for the resident attitude literature to embrace. The scale's development follows Churchill's recommendations and uses three separate data collections across the United States of America and Poland to purify the scale and demonstrate its validity within an international context. Both samples prove the scale to be construct valid with maximum weight alphas in the .85 to .90 range, standard factor loadings all above 0.60, and average variance extracted estimates between 57% and 69%.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
scale development, cross-cultural validity, economic benefits from tourism, resident attitudes toward tourism, sustainable tourism, social exchange theory
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78604 (URN)10.1177/1096348018759056 (DOI)000447346800006 ()2-s2.0-85053494167 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-02 Created: 2018-11-02 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Strzelecka, M., Woosnam, K. M. & Nisbett, G. S. (2018). Self-efficacy mechanism at work: the context of environmental volunteer travel. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 26(11), 2002-2020
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Self-efficacy mechanism at work: the context of environmental volunteer travel
2018 (English)In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism, ISSN 0966-9582, E-ISSN 1747-7646, Vol. 26, no 11, p. 2002-2020Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As public funding to support nature conservation continues to decline, building a commitment to ecological restoration through volunteer travel is key to addressing a range of environmental concerns. This study contributes the first utilization of Bandura’s self-efficacy (SE) mechanism in the context of environmental volunteer travel demonstrating how environmental stewardship, hedonic experience, and environmental SE relate to one another in this particular setting. The study results suggest that while environmental volunteer travelers appear to be driven by one’s beliefs that participation in ecological restoration is a worthwhile activity; motivations to participate in ecological restoration projects can be strengthened or weakened depending on the promise of hedonic experiences. These results shed light on the likely shift in what motivates young adults to engage in travel and volunteering in ecological restoration projects around the world. This is important because a better understanding of what can persuade young adults to travel and engage in ecological restoration enables for the tailoring of environmental volunteering programs to meet individuals’ expectations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
Environmental self-efficacy, Environmental stewardship, Environmental volunteer travel, Hedonic motivations
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80162 (URN)10.1080/09669582.2018.1526297 (DOI)000458931300009 ()2-s2.0-85059301440 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Woosnam, K. M., Aleshinloye, K. D., Strzelecka, M. & Erul, E. (2018). The Role of Place Attachment in Developing Emotional Solidarity With Residents. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 42(7), 1058-1066
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Role of Place Attachment in Developing Emotional Solidarity With Residents
2018 (English)In: Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, ISSN 1096-3480, E-ISSN 1557-7554, Vol. 42, no 7, p. 1058-1066Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As the body of work concerning emotional solidarity between residents and tourists continues to grow within the tourism literature, little focus has been placed on how the setting factors into such relationships. Using the Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove (a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwestern Nigeria) as a study site, this research examines the role visitors’ attachment to the place plays in explaining their perceived solidarity with area residents. From confirmatory factor analysis, a measurement model was established, which revealed strong psychometric properties for the two place attachment factors (i.e., place identity and place dependence) and the three emotional solidarity factors (i.e., feeling welcomed, emotional closeness, and sympathetic understanding). Structural equation modeling demonstrated that each of the place attachment factors explained a high degree of variance (e.g., R2 ranging between 45% and 54%) in visitors’ emotional solidarity with residents. Implications and future research opportunities are offered within the close of the article.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
Nigeria, UNESCO, World Heritage Site, place attachment, emotional solidarity
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75109 (URN)10.1177/1096348016671396 (DOI)000441720900003 ()2-s2.0-85030836722 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-06-05 Created: 2018-06-05 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Nisbett, G. S. & Strzelecka, M. (2017). Appealing to Goodwill or YOLO-Promoting Conservation Volunteering to Millennials. VOLUNTAS - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 28(1), 288-306
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Appealing to Goodwill or YOLO-Promoting Conservation Volunteering to Millennials
2017 (English)In: VOLUNTAS - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, ISSN 0957-8765, E-ISSN 1573-7888, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 288-306Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Volunteer travel opportunities are more plentiful than ever and are now offered worldwide, with conservation projects being an increasingly popular choice. Some of the emerging questions in this field are concerned with the effective communication of these opportunities to young people. One theory that could guide the creation of these persuasive campaigns for conservation volunteering is regulatory focus theory. By adopting this theory, we reveal yet another possibility for understanding motivations of conservation volunteers. Results of the experiment suggest promotion messages are better received (more persuasive) because they induce expectations in line with general view of conservation volunteering as a hedonic experience. Moreover, this study is the first one of its kind to show this important effect of environmental attitudes on individuals' responses to promotional messages about conservation volunteering travel.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2017
Keywords
Conservation volunteering, Communication, Regulatory focus theory
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61443 (URN)10.1007/s11266-016-9815-z (DOI)000393747800014 ()2-s2.0-85007199311 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-03-16 Created: 2017-03-16 Last updated: 2019-09-10Bibliographically approved
Strzelecka, M., Boley, B. B. & Strzelecka, C. (2017). Empowerment and resident support for tourism in rural Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): the case of Pomerania, Poland. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 25(4), 554-572
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Empowerment and resident support for tourism in rural Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): the case of Pomerania, Poland
2017 (English)In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism, ISSN 0966-9582, E-ISSN 1747-7646, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 554-572Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite empowerment being a crucial component of sustainable tourism, few scholars have quantitatively operationalized empowerment and looked at how it applies to rural societies within the post-communist European Union (EU) member states. Knowing the high priority of sustainable rural development goals within the EU, empowering residents within these post-communist societies has become a pertinent issue especially where those societies appear more reluctant to engaging in democratic ways of decision-making. In response to this gap, this study tests the cross-cultural validity of the Resident Empowerment through Tourism Scale, and then evaluates how empowerment predicts residents' support for tourism within the municipality of Choczewo, Pomerania, Poland. Using a theoretical perspective that blends Social Exchange Theory with Weber's Theory of Formal and Substantive Rationality, these non-economic empowerment dimensions are coupled with a measure of resident perceptions of economically benefiting from tourism to see if rural residents in Choczewo, Poland, are more swayed by the economic or non-economic benefits of tourism. Results show that residents within this Central and Eastern Europe setting are more influenced by the pride and self-esteem boost associated with psychological empowerment and the perceptions of increased community cohesion (i.e. social empowerment) than the economic promises of tourism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Channel View Publications, 2017
Keywords
tourism, sustainable development, resident attitudes towards tourism, confirmatory factory analysis, structural equation modeling, European Union (EU)
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-64350 (URN)10.1080/09669582.2016.1224891 (DOI)000399560100007 ()2-s2.0-84994085932 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-05-24 Created: 2017-05-24 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Okulicz-Kozaryn, A. & Strzelecka, M. (2017). Happy Tourists, Unhappy Locals. Social Indicators Research, 134(2), 789-804
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Happy Tourists, Unhappy Locals
2017 (English)In: Social Indicators Research, ISSN 0303-8300, E-ISSN 1573-0921, Vol. 134, no 2, p. 789-804Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The most recent of literature focuses more often on the happiness of tourists, rather than the happiness of residents affected by tourism. However, this study aims at filling this gap with a new and refreshing perspective. This is carried out by using the European Social Survey (2010-2012) merged with Eurostat tourism data at the province (NUTS2) level. Staying consistent with homophily or ingroup preference theories, we find that domestic tourists contribute more to the happiness of locals than foreign tourists. Also by staying consistent with Irridex theory, we find that tourism at low levels of development contributes more to happiness than tourism at a high level of development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2017
Keywords
Tourism, Happiness, Life satisfaction, Subjective wellbeing (Swb), European social survey (Ess)
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68900 (URN)10.1007/s11205-016-1436-9 (DOI)000413985000018 ()2-s2.0-84983440553 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Strzelecka, M., Boley, B. B. & Woosnam, K. M. (2017). Place attachment and empowerment: do residents need to be attached to be empowered?. Annals of Tourism Research, 66, 61-73
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Place attachment and empowerment: do residents need to be attached to be empowered?
2017 (English)In: Annals of Tourism Research, ISSN 0160-7383, E-ISSN 1873-7722, Vol. 66, p. 61-73Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Within resident attitude research, place attachment and empowerment are two of the most prominent non-economic constructs used to explain residents’ attitudes toward tourism. This research explores the relationship between the two and whether residents’ perceptions of place identity, place dependence and nature bonding affect perceptions of being empowered through tourism. The relationship is tested within the rural destination of Choczewo, Poland. Results reveal that place identity, place dependence, and nature bonding directly influence residents’ perceptions of psychological and social empowerment through tourism. However, only place dependence predicts residents’ ability to feel politically empowered through tourism. Results from this study extend the model of residents’ attitudes toward tourism by explaining how societal factors such as resident bonding with the socio-physical environment enable residents to become more empowered through tourism development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Place attachment, Empowerment, Tourism
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Tourism
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-67297 (URN)10.1016/j.annals.2017.06.002 (DOI)000409293500006 ()2-s2.0-85020882176 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-08-18 Created: 2017-08-18 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
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