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Title: A structural equation model of tourism activities, social interaction and the impact of tourism on youth tourists' QOL
Authors: Eusébio, Celeste 
Carneiro, Maria João
Caldeira, Ana Maria 
Keywords: tourism activities; social interaction; quality of life; QOL; tourism impacts; youth tourism market; partial least squares structural equation modelling; PLS-SEM
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Inderscience
Serial title, monograph or event: International Journal of Tourism Policy
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Abstract: The current study aims to develop a model in the scope of youth tourism that illustrates structural relationships among the following constructs: 1) frequency of participation in several tourism activities; 2) frequency of social interaction with residents; 3) perception of tourism impacts on several domains of quality of life (QOL); 4) perception of tourism impacts on overall QOL. To achieve this objective, a survey was carried out with university students and 412 completed questionnaires were obtained. The model was tested with partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM). Results show a strong positive impact of tourism activities on social interaction and a positive impact of both tourism activities and social interaction on all domains of QOL – physical health, social relationships, psychological features and environmental conditions. The paper ends with recommendations for improving the impact of tourism on youth visitors’ QOL.
ISSN: 1750-4090
DOI: 10.1504/IJTP.2016.077966
Rights: embargoedAccess
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