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A Comparative Study of Tourism Psychology and Behavior Models between People who are Physically Challenged and Those who are not: Focusing on the Relations Concerning Personal Values, Psychological Empowerment, Social Support and Tourism Behavior

KyungChan Lee 1 Kim, Nam Jo 1

1한양대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study is to compare the effects of individual values, psychological empowerment, and social support on the behavioral intentions of physically challenged and non-physically challenged individuals. The results of analyses show that personal values of the physically challenged people did not have a direct impact on their attitude and behavioral intention, but it did when psychological empowerment and social support played a meditating role in their relation. For non-physically challenged people, personal values had a direct impact on tourism attitude and behavioral intention while social support was found a mediating variable. It shows that psychological empowerment is an important variable to the attitude and behavioral intention of physically challenged individuals, and variables affecting their tourism attitude of were different from non-physically challenged individuals. This study has an especially great significance in helping understand the behavior of physically challenged people by proving that their psychological empowerment is an important driving factor for tourism attitude. Furthermore, it is expected to be basic evidence to support tourism policy on decision-making for physically challenged people who have been underprivileged in tourism activities.

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