Perceived Sociocultural Impacts of Tourism and Community Participation: A Case Study of Langkawi Island

Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol 17, Issue 2, 2017

33 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2018 Last revised: 21 Sep 2018

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Mastura Jaafar

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

S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh

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

Safura Ismail

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Using partial least squares-structural equation modeling, we investigated the relationship between residents’ perceptions of the sociocultural impacts of tourism development and community participation in Pantai Cenang, Langkawi Island. We also investigated the moderating role of gender, age and education level on these relationships. The results revealed significant positive relationships between the positive and negative perceptions of residents and community participation; moreover, residents’ gender and age had a moderating effect on these relationships. These findings have implications for tourism development planners and government authorities seeking to expand the involvement of local residents in tourism developments.

Keywords: sociocultural impacts, residents’ perceptions, community participation, stakeholder theory, positive perceptions, negative perceptions

Suggested Citation

Jaafar, Mastura and Rasoolimanesh, S. Mostafa and Ismail, Safura, Perceived Sociocultural Impacts of Tourism and Community Participation: A Case Study of Langkawi Island (2017). Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol 17, Issue 2, 2017 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3192000

Mastura Jaafar

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

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

Safura Ismail

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) ( email )

Jalan Sungai Dua
Minden, Penang 11800
Malaysia

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