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A Culturally Relevant Symbol: Participant Engagement in a Volunteer Tourism Youth Education Program and Impacts on Program Youth

Abstract Engagement as a concept and emerging theory has been explored, but key elements have not been clearly described, and as such, work has not been comprehensive in nature. Research was needed to explore the concept and theory of engagement in general, as well its application to the study of volunteer tourism. Additional research was also needed to incorporate youth perspectives of a volunteer tourism program, along with exploration of engagement impacts on program youth. The purpose of this case study was to explore participant engagement in a volunteer tourism youth education program and impacts on program youth as perceived by program participants (volunteer tourist teachers, adult residents, and program youth). Confined within the Engagemen... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Olsen, Lana Margaret (Author) / Andereck, Kathleen (Advisor) / Buzinde, Christine (Committee member) / Vogt, Christine (Committee member) / Mantie, Roger (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Recreation / Social research / Community and Youth Voice / Engagement Theory / global South Education Program / Participant Generated Photo Elicitation / Skilled Volunteer Tourist / Volunteer Tourism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 269 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Community Resources and Development 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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