Quality-of-Life and Travel Motivations: Integrating the Two Concepts in the Grevillea Model
Over the past three decades, two bodies of literature have developed relatively independently: Quality-of-Life research in Psychology and Travel Motivations research in Tourism. Yet, the constructs underlying these two bodies of research are strongly interrelated. This book chapter (1) reviews the Quality-of-Life research area with a specific focus on the role of vacations as a Quality-of-Life domain, (2) reviews prior work in the area of Travel Motivations with a specific focus on motivational segments which may be associated with differences in the importance people attribute to vacations in general, and (3) proposes a conceptual model, referred to as the Grevillea Model, which integrates heterogeneity in the population with respect to both the importance attributed to vacations and Travel Motivations.
- Quality-of-Life and Travel Motivations: Integrating the Two Concepts in the Grevillea Model
- Book Title
- Handbook of Tourism and Quality-of-Life Research
- Book Subtitle
- Enhancing the Lives of Tourists and Residents of Host Communities
- pp 293-308
- Print ISBN
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- Series Title
- International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life
- Springer Netherlands
- Copyright Holder
- Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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- Editor Affiliations
- ID1. State University, Dept. Hospitality & Tourism Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute &
- ID2. State University, Dept. Hospitality & Tourism Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute &
- ID3. Pamlin College of Business, Dept. Marketing, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research, University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia
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