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Dissertations from 2016

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Exploring the Connections Between Literary Places, Literary Texts, and Tourist Performance, Alana Nicole Seaman

Dissertations from 2015

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Application of Hierarchical Linear Modeling in a Tourism Context: Understanding Couples' Intention to Purchase Local Food in South Carolina, Guliz Coskun

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UNDERSTANDING THE LEISURE EXPERIENCES OF COLLEGE-ATTENDING EMERGING ADULTS USING NEO-ERIKSONIAN IDENTITY THEORY, Cindy L. Hartman

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Re-conceptualizing Recreation-based Social Worlds, Matthew D. Hughes

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EXAMINING THE SPACE-TIME CONSTRAINTS CONCEPT ON TOURIST BEHAVIOR FOR VISITORS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA COASTAL AREA OF THE UNITED STATES, Sanghoon Kang

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UNDERSTANDING GROUP COHESION OF FESTIVAL AND EVENTS ATTENDEES SATIFACTION AND INTENTION TO REVISIT, Younsuk Kong

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Evaluating Local Food-Tourism Linkages as a Strategy for Promoting Sustainable Tourism and Economic Development: A Case for Tanzania, John Thomas Mgonja

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VALUES ASSIGNED TO NATIONAL PARKS BY HISPANICS IN THE UNITED STATES: CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS AND FORT MATANZAS NM AND GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NP, Carla Mora-Trejos

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Values Assigned to National Parks by Hispanics in the United States: Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas NM and Great Smoky Mountains NP, Carla Mora-Trejos

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LEISURE, OBESITY AND WEIGHT LOSS: AN EXPLORATION OF LEISURE, THE PUBLIC HEALTH ECOLOGICAL MODEL OF OBESITY AND IDENTITY THEORY, Weber Player

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The Contribution of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge in Conservation of Enguserosambu Community Forest, Tanzania, Agnes Sirima

Dissertations from 2014

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Sustainable Heritage Tourism: A Tourist-Oriented Approach for Managing Petra Archaeological Park, Jordan, Mohammad Alazaizeh

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Assessment of the effect of sustainability practices on financial leakage in the hotel industry in Jordan, Nidal Alzboun

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Using Self-Concept Theory to Understand Event Volunteer Motivation, Satisfaction and Intent, Jarrett Bachman

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Development and Application of a Nostalgia Scale for Sport Tourism: A Multilevel Approach, Heetae Cho

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THE CONTEXT OF SUCCESSFUL NAVIGATION OF GENDERED NORMS IN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE RECREATION: THE CASE OF PROFESSIONAL FEMALE ADVENTURE ATHLETES, Katherine Evans

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The Influence of Mindfulness During the Travel Anticipation Phase on Search and Choice Behaviors, Search and Choice Outcomes, and Trip Evaluations, Lorraine Taylor

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The Challenges and Opportunities Throughout the Life Cycle of Landscape-Scale Collaborative Conservation Organizations: Case Studies in the Southern Appalachians and the Northern Rockies Ecosystems, Jennifer Thomsen

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INVESTIGATING THE INFLUENCE OF INTERPRETATION ON CHILDREN'S NATIONAL PARK STEWARDSHIP BEHAVIORS USING THE ELABORATION LIKELIHOOD MODEL, Susan Vezeau

Dissertations from 2013

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INTEGRATING SPATIAL MODELING INTO RECREATIONAL PLANNING IN PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS, John Beeco

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INFLUENCING FACTORS ON CREATIVE TOURISTS' REVISITING INTENTIONS: THE ROLES OF MOTIVATION, EXPERIENCE AND PERCEIVED VALUE, Lan-lan Chang

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The Effects of Yoga Participation on Symptoms Associated with Menopause: A Mixed Methods Study, Brandi Crowe

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An Examination of Service Quality and Satisfaction in a Religious Tourism Setting, Mohamed Darfoon

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THE INFLUENCE OF CONTEXTUAL FACTORS ON COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION AMONG SERVICE MEMBERS INJURED IN THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM, Brent Hawkins

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There was more out there than our street: Exploring a structured summer camp curriculum as an avenue to fostering civic engagement and social capital, Tracy Mainieri

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THE HOUSEHOLD POVERTY DIMENSIONS INFUENCING FOREST DEPENDENCE IN PROTECTED AREA NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES IN AFRICA AND THE MITIGATION POTENTIAL OF TOURISM: THE CASE OF VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, RWANDA, Ian Munanura

Dissertations from 2012

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TURNING POINTS AND TRAVEL STYLES: A STUDY OF FIRST GENERATION OLDER KOREAN AMERICANS, Young-joo Ahn

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Nature-based recreationists' perceptions of climate change and attitudes towards climate change mitigation in natural environments, Matthew Brownlee

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TRANSNATIONAL LEISURE AND TRAVEL EXPERIENCE OF SECOND-GENERATION CHINESE-AMERICANS, Wei-jue Huang

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SERIOUS TOURISM AND CONSUMER PREFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM CERTIFICATIONS, Richard Lacher

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Exploring Group Cohesion in a Higher Education Field Experience, Brian Malcarne

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Coaching Equestrian Vaulting: The Motivation Behind Volunteer Coaching, Amy Mccune

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THE INFLUENCE OF FLAGSHIP SPECIES ON IN SITU AND EX SITU WILDLIFE TOURISTS' CONNECTION TO WILDLIFE AND PRO-CONSERVATION BEHAVIORS, Jeffrey Skibins

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHANGES IN BUSINESS STRUCTURE AND TOURISM GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, 1899-1999, Katharine Sparks

Dissertations from 2011

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NOT YET A WOMAN, NOT YET A MOM: THE LEISURE EXPERIENCES OF PREGNANT ADOLESCENTS, Brianna Clark

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AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO ASSESSING THE RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY OF COMMUNITY BASED TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA, Patrick Holladay

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VIRTUAL TOURISM: IDENTIFYING THE FACTORS THAT AFFECT A TOURIST'S EXPERIENCE AND BEHAVIORAL INTENTIONS IN A 3D VIRTUAL WORLD, Yu-chih Huang

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A FORMATIVE EXPERIMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN STUDENTS ENGAGED IN UNDERGRADUATE TRAVEL AND TOURISM STUDIES, Cinzia Mancini-cross

Dissertations from 2010

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Inspiring Awe in the Outdoors: A Mechanistic and Functional Analysis, Joel Agate

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Helping Families Play: Developing a Framework for Family Recreation Programming, Sarah Agate

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Self-Determination Theory and Therapeutic Recreation: The Relevance of Autonomy, Competence, and Relatedness to Participant Intrinsic Motivation, Gena Bell

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Assessment of Destination Brand Associations: An Application of Associative Network Theory and Network Analysis Methods, Xu Chen

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EXAMINING THE BEHAVIORAL INTENTIONS OF OLDER ADULTS AS VIRTUAL TOURISTS IN THE CONTEXT OF A SECOND LIFE DESTINATION, Dorinda Christian

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SERVICE QUALITY, TRANSACTION-SPECIFIC SATISFACTION, AND OVERALL SATISFACTION IN PREDICTING GOLFERS' REVISIT INTENTIONS, Joon choel Lee

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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY TOURISM DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE OF TANZANIA, Susan Slocum

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UNDERSTANDING CASINO VISITORS' DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES WITHIN THE PERSPECTIVE OF RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING: AN APPLICATION OF THE MODEL OF GOAL-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR, Hakjun Song

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'FIRST WE CRAWLED, THEN WE WALKED, NOW WE WANT TO RUN': AN EXAMINATION OF THE TRANSITION PROCESSES USED BY INCLUSIVE CAMPS, Teresa Tucker

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An Examination of Heritage Resource Internship Experiences and Land Management Agency's Role in Inspiring Emerging Leaders, Carin Vadala

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SOCIAL NETWORKS IN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY: AN INVESTIGATION OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, Tianyu Ying

Dissertations from 2009

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Estimating the private consumption benefits derived from the college football game experience, Anthony Dixon

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We're Here Now: An Exploratory Study of the Relationships Between Tourism and Post-Migration Community Participation and Sense of Community, Jason Draper

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The Impact of Transition Out of Intercollegiate Athletics, Leslie Moreland-bishop

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An Examination of the Leave No Trace Visitor Education Program in Two US National Park Service Units, Wade Vagias

Dissertations from 2008

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The Influence of Electronic Word of Mouth in an Online Travel Community on Travel Decisions: A Case Study, Irem Arsal

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A Grounded Theory of the Dynamic Nature of Constraints to Leisure and Successful Coping Process, Harriet Dixon

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INFLUENCE OF OVERSEAS TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ON THE WORLDVIEWS OF U.S. BACKPACKERS, Mark Kanning

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THE INFLUENCE OFATTRIBUTE PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL, EMOTION AND TIME ON THE SATISFACTION RESPONSE OF GOLF TRAVELERS, Brian Krohn

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IDENTIFYING WITH TOURISTS: EXAMINING THE EMOTIONAL SOLIDARITY RESIDENTS OF BEAUFORT COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA HAVE WITH TOURISTS IN THEIR COMMUNITY, Kyle Woosnam

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Promoting Perceived Competence in Youth: Examining the Interaction Between Leaders' Facilitation Style and Youths' Autonomy Orientation, Angela Wozencroft

Dissertations from 2007

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THE ENABLING POTENTIAL OF LOSSES IN LATER LIFE: LINKING CONSTRAINTS TO SELECTIVE OPTIMIZATION WITH COMPENSATION, Begum Aybar-damali

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Visitors' delayed responses to interpretive talks and interpreters' expectations for visitor responses, Lisa Machnik

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Meaningful Learning at a National Historic Site: How Interpretive Tour Message Content Affects Visitor Learning Transfer, Christine Van winkle

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TOWARD A MODEL OF INTENTION TO PERFORM PARTNERSHIP BEHAVIORS: AN APPLICATION OF THE THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOR, Melissa Weddell