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A structural relationship between place attachment and intention to conserve landscapes – a case study of Harz National Park in Germany
Dukjae LEE; Ju-Hyoung LEE
Corresponding AuthorJu-Hyoung LEE
2017-05
Source PublicationJournal of Mountain Science
ISSN1672-6316
Volume14Issue:5Pages:998-1007
Subtype期刊论文
Other AbstractPlace attachment is an important motivation for people to spend more time outdoors and to protect landscapes.This study explores visitors' intention to conserve natural landscapes based on the relationship with their place attachment to National Park landscape. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was used to determine the relationship between landscape conservation and place attachment. A survey with a structured questionnaire was administered to visitors to the seven designated hiking courses of Harz National Park in Germany. The path coefficient of 0.77 revealed that place dependence positively and significantly affected place attachment, whereas place identity did not. Place attachment hada significant effect on both affective appraisals and visiting satisfaction. Higher place attachment ledto higher emotional reaction to landscapes on site and higher satisfaction of visiting the park. Among the variables, visiting satisfaction, but not affective appraisals, played a statistically significant mediating role between place attachment and conservation intention. With a path coefficient of 0.86, conservation intention was highly affected by visiting satisfaction. These results suggest that the managers of National Parks should focus on increasing visiting satisfaction based on how visitors are emotionally bonded with their visiting places, in order to enhance the intentions to conserve the landscape of the visitors to National Parks.
KeywordPlace Attachment Sense Of Place Mountain Forests Structural Equation Model Landscape Preference
DOI10.1007/s11629-017-4366-3
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/18722
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2017_Vol14 No.5
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Dukjae LEE,Ju-Hyoung LEE. A structural relationship between place attachment and intention to conserve landscapes – a case study of Harz National Park in Germany[J]. Journal of Mountain Science,2017,14(5):998-1007.
APA Dukjae LEE,&Ju-Hyoung LEE.(2017).A structural relationship between place attachment and intention to conserve landscapes – a case study of Harz National Park in Germany.Journal of Mountain Science,14(5),998-1007.
MLA Dukjae LEE,et al."A structural relationship between place attachment and intention to conserve landscapes – a case study of Harz National Park in Germany".Journal of Mountain Science 14.5(2017):998-1007.
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