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The Relationship among Sense of Community, Sociopolitical Control Ability, Policy Participation in Rural Tourism Development

Eunseong Jeong 1 Kang, Seung-Hee 1 Cheolwoong Jin 2

1호남대학교
2우석대학교

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ABSTRACT

Rural tourism has been increasingly promoted in lots of nations and regions as an alternative to the traditional mass tourism for socioeconomic revitalization in rural areas. In terms of sustainable tourism, benefits of rural tourism are to be fairly distributed to local residents and tourists. Citizen participation and empowerment toward tourism policy-making are necessary to achieve the goals of sustainable rural tourism with strengthening sense of community of local residents. The study, therefore, investigates the mediation effect of sense of community on the relationship between psychological empowerment, by adapting from sociopolitical control, and participation of rural tourism policy-making. The empirical results reveal that the relationship between local residents’ psychological empowerment, both leadership competence and policy control, and participation of rural tourism policy-making is mediated by sense of community. The study provides a foundation for researchers and policy-makers of rural tourism in the understanding of the association among psychological empowerment, sense of community and participatory behavior in the realm of rural tourism policy-making.

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