Indigenous Participation in Conservation and Tourism Development; A Case of Native People of Sabah, Malaysia

International Journal of Tourism Research, 20(3), 400-409 (2018),DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2191

30 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2018 Last revised: 22 Sep 2018

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Normah Abdul Latip

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Housing, Building and Planning

Mastura Jaafar

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Housing, Building and Planning

Date Written: June 4, 2018

Abstract

This study investigates the participation of indigenous communities in conservation and tourism development projects, specifically focusing on the native people of Sabah, Malaysia. Using the motivation, opportunity, and ability model, we conceptualize a framework for understanding the factors that influence the participation choices of this community. The results suggest that knowledge and awareness (ability) and the perceived environmental and economic impacts of tourism (motivation) have positive effects on the participation of indigenous people. Moreover, the results of this study do not support an effect for opportunity or the perceived social impacts of tourism on participation.

Suggested Citation

Latip, Normah Abdul and Rasoolimanesh, S. Mostafa and Jaafar, Mastura, Indigenous Participation in Conservation and Tourism Development; A Case of Native People of Sabah, Malaysia (June 4, 2018). International Journal of Tourism Research, 20(3), 400-409 (2018),DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2191. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3190104

Normah Abdul Latip

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) ( email )

Jalan Sungai Dua
Minden, Penang 11800
Malaysia

S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (Contact Author)

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Housing, Building and Planning ( email )

No.1
Jalan Taylor's
Subang Jaya, Selangor 47500
Malaysia

Mastura Jaafar

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Housing, Building and Planning ( email )

Minden, Penang 11800
Malaysia

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