The conceptualisation of a tourist resilience scale (TouRes): the development and validation of a new measure. (2021)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Degree NameMaster of Science
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
Resilient tourists may have a higher tendency than other travellers to continue travel plans and enjoy tourism experiences despite experiencing adverse events. The corresponding need to understand and measure the concept of tourist resilience guided the scale development process in this study. A resilient tourist may be defined as an individual outside of their usual environment who is able to demonstrate control, coherence and connectedness in the face of adversity by preparing for and adapting to adverse circumstances. The six dimensions of Tourist Resilience proposed in this study are adaptiveness/control, adaptiveness/coherence, adaptiveness/connectedness, preparedness/control preparedness/coherence and preparedness/connectedness. Confirmatory factor analysis provided an acceptable fit for an 18-item solution distributed over the six factors. Tests of discriminant and convergent validity suggest that TouRes is related to, yet distinct from trait resilience and proactive personality. Lastly, this study provides evidence for the positive association between tourist resilience and destination attachment, demonstrating some potential positive outcomes in applied tourism settings. Further research is needed to fully establish the generalisability and validity of this scale.
KeywordsTourist Resilience, Adaptiveness, Preparedness, Resilience, Proactive Personality, Crisis Management, Scale Validation
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