Understanding perceived physical risk: the case of Japan

Nagai, Hayato and Tkaczynski, Aaron (2014) Understanding perceived physical risk: the case of Japan. Tourism Analysis, 19 2: 249-253. doi:10.3727/108354214X13963557455928

Author Nagai, Hayato
Tkaczynski, Aaron
Title Understanding perceived physical risk: the case of Japan
Journal name Tourism Analysis   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1083-5423
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3727/108354214X13963557455928
Open Access Status
Volume 19
Issue 2
Start page 249
End page 253
Total pages 5
Place of publication Putnam Valley, NY, United States
Publisher Cognizant Communication Corporation
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Perceived risk is identified in the tourism literature as a major deterrent to a potential tourist's likelihood of visiting a destination. Although the physical-related problems that a tourist may encounter while traveling are discussed, research exploring tourist's perceptions of physical perceived risk is limited. As a tourist's prime concern is to experience a destination's offerings with limited or no threats to their safety and well-being, it is essential to identify what represents perceived physical risk for tourism development and planning purposes. To address this research gap, respondents studying in Australia with an interest in traveling to Japan were surveyed. Three factors that represented perceived physical risk were identified. Furthermore, this study determined that personal characteristics differentiated the students based on their perceived physical risk factors. Theoretical and practical implications from this research are outlined and opportunities for future research are provided.
Keyword Disorder
Perceived physical risk
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Fri, 07 Nov 2014, 13:32:03 EST by Hayato Nagai on behalf of UQ Business School