Examination of the Relationship between Positive Effects of Tourism and Attitudes towards Sports Tourism

Davut Atılgan, Muhsin ARSLAN

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This study aims to examine the attitudes of teachers towards sports tourism as well as their perceptions of the positive effects of tourism within the scope of the perception of tourism development effects. The study also aimed to reveal whether there is a relationship between the perception of the positive effects of tourism and the attitude towards sports tourism. It is a quantitative study carried out in a relational survey model. The sample of the research consists of 210 participants working in schools within the Göksun and Pazarcık District Directorates of National Education of Kahramanmaraş province in Turkey. The data were analysed by using statistical software package programs.

As a result of the research, the perceptions of the participants towards the positive effects of tourism and their attitudes towards sports tourism were found to be positive in all sub-dimensions in the scale of perception of tourism development effects. As a result of the correlation analysis, positive, high, and medium-level relationships were found between the participants' perception scores of the positive effects of tourism and their attitudes towards sports tourism in terms of sub-dimensions. According to the path analysis, the positive dimensions of the “Perception of Tourism Development Effects Scale", which include the economic and socio-cultural dimensions, predicted all the sub-dimensions of the "Attitude towards Sports Tourism Scale" at a significant level and that the environmental dimension, which is another positive dimension, predicted only the job opportunity sub-dimension at a significant level.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.53016/jerp.v3i2.47

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