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Local perception scale on ecotourism impacts and quality of life


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Adam, Syamimi and Shuib, Ahmad and Ramachandran, Sridar and Kunasekaran, Puvaneswaran and Mohammad Afandi, Syamsul Herman and Engku Hassan, Engku Nor Kamilah (2018) Local perception scale on ecotourism impacts and quality of life. World Applied Sciences Journal, 36 (2). pp. 361-367. ISSN 1818-4952; ESSN: 1991-6426

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The purpose of this paper is to develop a scale to determine the locals’ perception on impacts and quality of life in an ecotourism destination. This paper presents the findings and development of main factors determining locals’ perception on the ecotourism industry and quality of life in Tasik Kenyir, Malaysia. The variables from previous study of local communities’ impacts were combined with new found factors through an initial exploratory investigation to produce a new measurement scale. This combination of existing and new variables provided the important steps to develop the scale. Factor analysis was used as the tool in the reduction method. The significant variables found were extracted and regrouped according to the suitable factors in generating the new scale. As a result, 29 items were identified to have significant contribution in determining locals’ perception on ecotourism that was regrouped into 8 factors. This finding can be used in determining locals’ perception on ecotourism impacts and quality of life. The scale on locals’ perception on ecotourism impacts and quality of life also would be important to contribute policy makers to review and evaluate Malaysia’s plans and policies working towards ecotourism development strategy in future.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5829/idosi.wasj.2018.361.367
Publisher: IDOSI Publications
Keywords: Natural resources; Tourism benefits; Quality of life; Local community; Factor analysis
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2018 16:53
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 16:53
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.5829/idosi.wasj.2018.361.367
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/13905
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