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A complexity perspective for antecedents of support for tourism development

Bekir Bora Dedeoğlu (Tourism Guiding, Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University, Nevsehir, Turkey)
Yusuf Karakuş (Ardesen Vocational School, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Rize, Turkey)
Caner Çalışkan (Tourism Management, Tourism Faculty, Adiyaman University, Adiyaman, Turkey)
Şule Aydın (Tourism Management, Tourism Faculty, Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University, Nevsehir, Turkey)

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights

ISSN: 2514-9792

Article publication date: 16 November 2021

Issue publication date: 20 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

In this study, the effects of negative tourism impacts, length of residency and nativity on support for tourism development were examined.

Design/methodology/approach

Because understanding the attitudes of local people toward tourism support is complex, this study employed both symmetric (PLS-SEM) and asymmetric (fsQCA) approaches from a holistic perspective. A total of 336 individuals from Cappadocia, one of Turkey's most prominent tourist destinations, were surveyed.

Findings

According to the symmetric method results, respondents' negative perceptions of tourism negatively affect attitudes toward tourism support. Native-born status acts as a moderating variable in the relationship between attitudes toward tourism support and the negative economic impacts of tourism. On the other hand, this study shows that the complex interactions of nativity and the negative impacts of tourism directly affect local people's attitudes toward tourism support.

Practical implications

This study revealed that practitioners should adopt a comprehensive perspective to understand the attitudes of local people toward tourism support.

Originality/value

This study, in addition to the findings obtained via the symmetric method, reveals the complex interaction of the negative impacts of tourism, thus providing a roadmap to improve local people's attitudes toward tourism support by using asymmetric modeling.

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Citation

Dedeoğlu, B.B., Karakuş, Y., Çalışkan, C. and Aydın, Ş. (2023), "A complexity perspective for antecedents of support for tourism development", Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 191-221. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHTI-02-2021-0048

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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