Tourism impacts, emotions and stress

Evan Jordan, Daniel M. Spencer, Girish Prayag

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Emotions and stress play an important role in individuals’ quality of life and lived experience. Tourism can have a significant impact on the emotions and stress experienced by host community residents. In this study, the interrelationships between perceived tourism impacts, emotions from tourism, and tourism related stress were examined. Two mediated models were tested to examine the interdependence of stress and emotions. Several perceived tourism impacts predicted the experience of emotions from tourism and tourism related stress, while emotions and stress partially mediated relationships in both models. Host communities need to consider psychological outcomes such as emotions and stress when planning for the development of tourism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-226
Number of pages14
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019


  • Emotions
  • Hawaii
  • Impacts
  • Quality of life
  • Residents
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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