Handbook of Tourism and Quality-of-Life Research

Enhancing the Lives of Tourists and Residents of Host Communities

  • Muzaffer Uysal
  • Richard Perdue
  • M. Joseph Sirgy

Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxii
  2. Muzaffer Uysal, Richard Perdue, M. Joseph Sirgy
    Pages 1-5
  3. Tourism and QOL

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Sebastian Filep
      Pages 31-50
    3. Vincent P. Magnini, John B. Ford, Michael S. LaTour
      Pages 51-63
    4. Manuel Vanegas Sr.
      Pages 65-83
    5. Janne J. Liburd, Pierre Benckendorff, Jack Carlsen
      Pages 105-132
  4. QOL from the Perspectives of Tourists

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Erik Cohen
      Pages 169-191
    3. Daniel R. Williams, Norman McIntyre
      Pages 209-231
    4. László Puczkó, Melanie Smith
      Pages 263-277
    5. Philippus Stephanes (Stefan) Kruger
      Pages 279-292
    6. Sara Dolnicar, Katie Lazarevski, Venkata Yanamandram
      Pages 293-308
    7. Jay A. Mancini, Deepu V. George, Bryce L. Jorgensen
      Pages 309-320
    8. Soo Hyun Jun, Heather J. Hartwell, Dimitrios Buhalis
      Pages 321-337
  5. QOL from the Perspectives of Residents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Bob McKercher, Pamela Ho
      Pages 341-357
    3. Gregory J. Ashworth, John E. Tunbridge
      Pages 359-371
    4. Li Yang, Xiang (Robert) Li
      Pages 373-387
    5. Lisa C. Chase, Benoni Amsden, Rhonda G. Phillips
      Pages 475-490
    6. Geoffrey I. Crouch, J. R. Brent Ritchie
      Pages 491-513
    7. Ige Pırnar, Ebru Günlü
      Pages 529-545
    8. Amir Shani, Abraham Pizam
      Pages 547-564
    9. Timothy J. Tyrrell, Robert J. Johnston
      Pages 565-582
    10. Patrick Long, Mick Ireland, Derek Alderman, Huili Hao
      Pages 607-633
    11. Bianca Biagi, Dionysia Lambiri, Alessandra Faggian
      Pages 635-652
    12. Patricia A. Stokowski, Minkyung Park
      Pages 653-666
  6. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 667-667
    2. Muzaffer Uysal, M. Joseph Sirgy, Richard R. Perdue
      Pages 669-684
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 685-702

About this book


Quality of life (QOL) research in tourism has gained much momentum over the last two decades. Academics working in this area research issues related to tourists and host communities. Practitioners are becoming increasingly interested in understanding the science that allows them to develop better marketing and managerial programs designed to enhance the quality of life of tourists. Tourism bureaus and government agencies are increasingly interested in issues of sustainable tourism, specifically in understanding and measuring the impact of tourism on the quality of life of the residents of the host communities. This handbook covers all relevant topics and is divided into two parts: research relating to travelers/tourists, and research relating to the residents of host communities. It is the only state-of-the-art reference book in its field and will prove invaluable to academics interested in QOL research, as well as tourism practitioners interested in applying the science of QOL in the tourism industry.


Quality of Life Sustainable Tourism Tourism Well-Being Tourism and Quality of Life

Editors and affiliations

  • Muzaffer Uysal
    • 1
  • Richard Perdue
    • 2
  • M. Joseph Sirgy
    • 3
  1. 1.State University, Dept. Hospitality & Tourism ManagementVirginia Polytechnic Institute &BlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.State University, Dept. Hospitality & Tourism ManagementVirginia Polytechnic Institute &BlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.Pamlin College of Business, Dept. MarketingVirginia Polytechnic InstituteBlacksburgUSA

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