Conceptualisation and Measurement of the Dimensionality of Place Attachment (2014)
Type of ContentJournal Article
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship
AuthorsChen, Chris, Dwyer, L., Firth, T.show all
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.
CitationChen, Chris, Dwyer, L., Firth, T. (2014) Conceptualisation and Measurement of the Dimensionality of Place Attachment. Tourism Analysis, 19(3), pp. 323-338.
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Keywordsplace attachment; tourism destination; place memory; place expectation; cross-culture; confirmatory factor analysis
ANZSRC Fields of Research15 - Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services::1506 - Tourism::150606 - Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
16 - Studies in Human Society::1604 - Human Geography::160403 - Social and Cultural Geography