Residents' attitudes toward support for island sustainable tourism

Cheng Yu Hsu, Mei Yen Chen*, Shih Chieh Yang

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study examined the relationships between the factors that influence residents' attitudes toward supporting for sustainable tourism in an island context. A quantification approach was employed to obtain the residents' perspectives. This study collected 384 valid questionnaires from the residents and analyzed the collected data using structural equation modeling to test the model. The findings revealed that the Maximizing Community Participation dimension demonstrated a positive direct effect on residents' support for sustainable tourism, and this dimension explained most of the variance in the model. The Perceived Economic Benefits dimension exhibited a positive direct effect on the residents' support for sustainable tourism. Perceived Economic Benefits mediated the effect of Environmental Sustainability on support for sustainable tourism. The findings provide practical implications for policy makers on the promotion of sustainable tourism.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5051
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sept 1


  • Island sustainable tourism
  • Residents' attitudes toward sustainable tourism
  • Social exchange theory
  • Stakeholder theory
  • Tourism resource management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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