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A risk perception scale for travel to a crisis epicentre: Visiting Wuhan after COVID-19

A risk perception scale for travel to a crisis epicentre: Visiting Wuhan after COVID-19

Zhan, Li, Zeng, Xianmei, Morrison, Alastair M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0754-1083, Liang, Hui and Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres ORCID: 0000-0001-5711-519X (2020) A risk perception scale for travel to a crisis epicentre: Visiting Wuhan after COVID-19. Current Issues in Tourism. ISSN 1368-3500 (Print), 1747-7603 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2020.1857712)

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Abstract

Although the significance of tourist risk perceptions is well documented, perspectives on risk associated with major pandemics such as COVID-19 remain poorly understood, especially from the viewpoint of destination crisis management. This research measured risk perceptions among Chinese residents related to travelling to Wuhan after the outbreak of COVID-19. Based on the concept and dimensions of tourist risk perceptions, a risk perception scale with 13 items on four dimensions (health, financial, social. performance) was developed and validated using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Risk perception differences among visitor groups were identified based on 1,818 survey responses collected during the COVID-19 outbreak in China. The results show that occupations and place of residence had significant effects on all 13 items, while gender, age, educational attainment, and income independently affected some items. Similarly, respondent involvement in disease prevention and control, losses suffered during the pandemic, and previous experiences of visiting Wuhan were found to produce significant differences.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Risk perceptions; tourism crises; COVID-19; crisis management; Wuhan
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2020 17:58
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/30349

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