Conceptualization and Measurement of Dimensionality of Place Attachment

NING CHEN, Larry Dwyer, TRACEY FIRTH

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Abstract

To extend the discussion and application of place attachment to tourism-relevant contexts, this article proposes two neglected dimensions: place memory and place expectation. Combining these dimensions, a six-dimension construct of place attachment is tested using confirmatory factor analysis and found to be a good fit for data collected from two places: Sydney, Australia and Shanghai, China. The new dimensionality includes an individual's past experience and future expectations of his/her attachment to a place, and thus has a potential to interpret one's attachment to a place based on a shorter term stay. The implications of the study for researchers and destination managers are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-338
Number of pages16
JournalTourism Analysis
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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CHEN, NING ; Dwyer, Larry ; FIRTH, TRACEY. / Conceptualization and Measurement of Dimensionality of Place Attachment. In: Tourism Analysis. 2014 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 323-338.
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In: Tourism Analysis, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2014, p. 323-338.

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