The influence of social responsibility on sport tourists

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Title The influence of social responsibility on sport tourists
Author Filo, Kevin Robert; Funk, Daniel Carl; O'Brien, Daniel James
Publication Title Proceedings of the 18th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) conference
Editor Scott Richardson, Liz Fredline, Anoop Patiar
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Gold Coast
Publisher Griffith University
Abstract Sport events have emerged as integral fundraising mechanisms for charitable organisations allowing host communities to leverage the motives for sport participation and charitable giving to increase sport tourism activity. This paper explores the meaning elicited by these events for participants. Using the Psychological Continuum Model (PCM) as its theoretical framework, the current research explores the role of social responsibility in fostering attachment to a charity sport event. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with charity sport event participants (N=32) to discuss their overall event experiences. Results revealed that social responsibility does contribute to participant attachment, which can shape travel decisions. The results provide further refinement of attachment within the PCM framework, as well as additional support for its application in the sport event context. Suggestions are made for event organisers to leverage social responsibility to enhance the host community and promote social change.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.cauthe.org/services/conferences/conference-2008
ISBN 978-1-921291-33-3
Conference name 18th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) conference.
Location Surfers Paradise
Date From 2008-02-11
Date To 2008-02-14
Date Accessioned 2010-03-08
Date Available 2013-10-02T22:31:11Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Tourism
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1a

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