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Title: A sociometric examination of perceptions of the impact of contemporary tourism upon society in the tourist resort of “Ayia Napa”, cyprus. A qualitative approach
Authors: Saveriades, Alexis 
Keywords: Ixodida
Category: Economics and Business
Field: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2007
Source: Loisir et Societe Volume 30, Issue 1, 2007, Pages 177-195
Journal: Loisir et Societe 
Abstract: Research in the field of residents’ perceptions and attitudes on the social impact of tourism’ conducted over the last decades considers tourism as a disruptor of traditional social structures and behavioural patterns. Furthermore, tourism seems to be blamed for all the ill fates of modern societies. However, the base knowledge about resident attitudes comes from the analysis of quantitative surveys, which ask respondents to indicate a level of agreement with positive or negative statements about the impact of tourism, as if people think in ‘tick-boxes’ and ‘Likert-type’ scales. This paper presents a different methodological approach altogether, where focus group discussions are employed as the main research instrument, and the participating groups were not informed that the actual scope of the study was related to the subject of tourism and its effects on their family life. Instead, the study was furnished upon the subjects, as a ‘survey on social change in family life in the Ayia Napa region over a 30-year period’ in an attempt to indirectly identify the degree to which such changes are attributed to tourism.
ISSN: 2-s2.0-34548830158
DOI: 10.1080/07053436.2007.10707745
Rights: © 2007 Taylor & Francis
Type: Article
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