Planned leisure behaviour and pet attachment

Annie HuiLing Chen, KuangPeng Hung, Norman Peng

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Abstract

This paper reports on a study conducted among dog owners (n=412) in Taiwan that examined what contributes to an owner's decision to take pets along when undertaking a leisure activity. The study identified attachment as a new variable that could affect owners' leisure attitudes and intentions. In other words, owners who have an emotional bond with their pets will be more likely to have an attitude that favours taking them along when planning to participate in a leisure activity. Additionally, this study found that those owners who have the intention and belief that they have the ability to do so will be more likely to take their pets along while undertaking leisure activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1657-1662
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Volume38
Issue number4
Early online date1 Jun 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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