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Author : Chia-Pin Simo Yu, Shu Tian Cole & H. Charles Chancellor
School/Work Place : National Taiwan University, Taiwan (Chia-Pin Simon Yu), Indiana University, USA (Shu Tian Cole, Charles Chancellor)
Contact : simonyu@ntu.edu.tw
Year : 2013

One of major purposes of tourism development in a destination is to improve the quality of life (QOL) of host community. In the tourism literature, resident QOL has been discussed in the research of resident attitudes toward tourism. However, few studies have directly investigated residents’ perceptions of QOL in the context of tourism development. This study aims to explicitly assess tourism’s influences on resident community QOL and therefore develops the tourism-related community quality of life (TCQOL) approach. TCQOL represents resident perceptions of community quality of life affected by tourism and includes two dimensions, community conditions and community services, which are influenced by tourism development most. The indicators of TCQOL are developed from extant community quality of life literature and tourism impacts study. The measuring approach incorporates resident perceptions of satisfaction, importance, and tourism effects on selected indicators. This approach could be a useful tool for tourism practitioners and scholars to understand resident perceptions of community QOL, assess changes of resident perceived community QOL in a host community, and compare the community QOL experiences to other areas.


List of Articles
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2 Think Tank XIII Visitors' and Residents' Perception of Tourism Impact ... file 10859 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism is one of the leading contributors to service industry in Malaysia and is gradually growing. The growth of this industry brings impact towards the environment, specifically the water quality of islands. This study views into the visi...

Author: Murugadas Ramdas & Badaruddin Mohamed 

Year: 2013 

» Think Tank XIII Assessing Community Quality of Life in the Context of ... file 3764 Nov 06, 2013

One of major purposes of tourism development in a destination is to improve the quality of life (QOL) of host community. In the tourism literature, resident QOL has been discussed in the research of resident attitudes toward tourism. However...

Author: Chia-Pin Simo Yu, Shu Tian Cole & H. Charles Chancellor 

Year: 2013 

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