Assessing the Effectiveness of Environmental Training for Diving Tourists Using the DEA Model

Chin Wei Huang, Eric Ng, Wei Ta Fang*, Li Lo*

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Abstract

This study proposes an approach based on data envelopment analysis to assess the effectiveness of environmental training for tourists. Most studies have considered only outcomes (i.e., the continuance or halting of improper behavior towards the environment) to represent the effectiveness of environmental training but this approach does not consider the amount of resources that have been applied in the process. The model utilizes input and output factors to estimate the index of effectiveness. We used a survey of underwater tourist activity to test the proposed model in the empirical evaluation and explored both the internal and external influences on the effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1639
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb 1

Keywords

  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Diving activity
  • Effectiveness measurement
  • Environmental training
  • Tourist behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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