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The Relationship between Social Capital and Community Integration in Rural Tourism Development: Focused on Interviews with Rural Community Leaders

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2014, 38(5), pp.207-228
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

PARK YONGSOON 1

1경기대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study explored the relationship between social capital and community integration as a collective aspect, conducting face-to-face interviews with eight rural community leaders in South Korea. Findings from the interviews indicate that structural and cognitive social capital are both equally as important to community integration. In particular, an organization’s operation on structural social capital, and formation of trust among residents on cognitive social capital, are both important in rural tourism development. The major contribution of this study is that it confirms differences of perception between community leaders and residents about rural tourism development, and it provides useful data towards future rural tourism development studies.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.