Evaluation of Difference in Rural Residents’ Conception on Tourism Impact——A Case Study of Tiantangzhai Scenic Spot

  • 1. School of Geography Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210093, China;
    2. School of Business Studies, Shandong University at Weihai, Weihai, Shandong 264209, China;
    3. School of Management, Shih Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan 11604, China

Received date: 2010-10-28

  Revised date: 2011-06-14

  Online published: 1997-12-20


Based on evaluation of relevant documents on the residents′ perception on tourism impact,there is few study relating to a developing tourism destination at the primary stage.Based on a case study of rural community in Tiantang Zhai scenic spot,Anhui Province,this study aims to explore the effects of relevant independent variable on the rural residents’ perceptions of tourism impact.Both in-depth interviews and questionnaire survey were used to collect data,and factor analysis,multivariate analysis of variance(MANOVA),and Mean Test were used to analyze the data.Meanwhie detailed qualitive data helps to provide convicing interpretation and confirmation to the quantitive findings with fully thick description.The findings indicate that there is significant difference in perceived tourism impact among gender,age,members of village committee,and occupation.The gender variable is significantly different between perceived social costs and community satisfaction while the age variable is significantly different between perceived social cost and nature protection.A significant difference exists in the variable of village committee member between social cost and nature protection.There is significant difference in occupation between nature protection and economic expectation.The results may provide insights for rural resident tourism education and nature protection policies.Also it may provide insights for rural resident tourism education and nature protection policies as follows.Firstly,in order to promote the level of satisfaction,all kinds of tourism benefits for the community from the development of tourism industry should be introduced to the female villagers.Secondly,the possible negative effect of tourism should be explained to common young villagers.Thirdly,all kinds of economical opportunities provided by the tourism industry should be introduced to middle-age villagers and villagers whose occupation are not farmer.Fourthly,tremendous opportunities to handle some significant issues in community provided by the development of tourism should be introduced to elderly persons.

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HAN Guo-sheng, ZHANG Jie, HUANG Yue-wen, YIN Li-jie . Evaluation of Difference in Rural Residents’ Conception on Tourism Impact——A Case Study of Tiantangzhai Scenic Spot[J]. SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA, 2011 , 31(12) : 1525 -1532 . DOI: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2011.012.1525


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