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This book applies the major concepts and research findings from a number of the central areas of psychology to tourism and tourist behaviour. In two parts, the first focuses on individual psychological perspectives and their application to tourist behaviour, looking at topics such as tourist...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Publisher
Hospitality Press Pty Ltd., Elsternwick, Australia
Citation
The psychology of tourism., 1994, pp 167pp.
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Cover for Aristotelian ethical values within a tourism/hospitality industry context.

This study has sought to examine ideal ethical beliefs together with employment context preferences and also perceived visitor, staff and management ethical expectations among a sample of 493 secondary college students (many of whom would likely later seek post-secondary college education or...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 085199749X)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Levels of entrepreneurial motivation associated with a range of tourism/hospitality industry businesses together with major problem-solving styles and entrepreneurial attitudes and strategies are considered. 566 individuals from both years 11 and 12 in a variety of state high schools in rural...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 1998, 23, 2, pp 33-43
Abstract

Motivational responses of four hundred backpacker visitors to Cairns in the wet tropics region of Northern Australia were examined in conjunction with enjoyment expectations, preferences for the company of other tourists and negative experiences encountered while at the destination. The study was...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 1992, 1, 3, pp 43-59
Abstract

This study examined ideal ethical beliefs together with perceived visitor, staff, and management ethical expectations, and also employment context preferences among a sample of secondary college students (n=493) in a major Australian tourist destination, many of whom would likely later seek...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2003, 8, 2/4, pp 211-215
Abstract

Social interaction is a vital facet of life for all age-groups; for older individuals, the exercise of interpersonal exchange, and the expectation of an accompanying sense of well-being, can assume an even greater importance when other aspects of life no longer provide opportunities for positive...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Publisher
Editions AIEST (Association Internationale d'Experts Scientifiques du Tourisme), St. Gallen, Switzerland
Citation
Tourism Review, 2005, 60, 1/3, pp 6-15
Abstract

Two hundred and four visitors to the wet tropics of far north Queensland were surveyed to gauge ideal holiday destination images together with actual destination images of this area. A comparison of actual and ideal image attributes revealed a negative divergence of images for attributes such as...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Citation
Australian Psychologist, 1991, 26, 3, pp 153-157
Abstract

A study of 600 backpacker visitors to Cairns, Australia explored evaluative dimensions associated with the allocentric/psychocentric model of tourist behaviour. Two aspects of this model are explored: similarity/dissimilarity preferences in regard to the physical environment and also in regard to...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Citation
Pacific Tourism Review, 1997, 1, 1, pp 7-15
Abstract

Two hundred and seventy three budget-travellers visiting the Northern Australian city of Cairns were interviewed during the tourist high season (April to September 1996) to investigate the applicability of McClelland's major motivational constructs theory when applied to backpackers. It also...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 1997, 6, 2, pp 69-82
Abstract

While it has long been recognized that disabled employees can be the recipients of discrimination in the workplace, occasioned by many factors including physical appearance, relatively little is known regarding the ethical conceptualizations, trust responses and problem-solving architecture that...

Author(s)
Ross, G. F.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2004, 23, 5, pp 523-544