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Theoretical Conceptualization and Research Trends of Sport Tourism In Korea

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2010, 34(1), pp.73-94
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

Kim Jae Hak 1

1호주 Canberra 대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study reviewed the core concepts of sport tourism, and examined five peer-reviewed sport tourism related journals in Korea in terms of research topics, subjects, and research method. First, the scopes of sport tourism research were conceptualized and defined by establishing relevant concepts of sport and tourism. Then, a total of 90 articles which appeared in the journals between 2005 and 2008 were scrutinized to investigate the current trend of sport tourism research. in Korea. Results showed that sport tourism research was primarily initiated by physical education field rather than tourism field. Results also indicated that sport event participants attitudinal and behavioral aspects was the most popular research topic related to sport tourism. Futhermore it was turned out that about 75% of the articles were quantitatively oriented. Based on this findings, several research and practical implications were discussed.

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