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Experiential value of volunteer tourism: The perspective of interaction ritual chains

Experiential value of volunteer tourism: The perspective of interaction ritual chains Volunteer tourism is an increasingly popular activity in different parts of the world. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the experiential value of Chinese college students in volunteer tourism. Participant reports were used for qualitative research to explore the experiential value of 57 Chinese students participating in the AIESEC Global Volunteer Program. Research results based on the Interaction Ritual Chains Theory show that “role identification,” “authenticity”, and “interactivity” are the main experiences of interactive rituals. This research distinguishes five dimensions of volunteer tourism experiential value: emotional value, conversational value, cognitive value, esthetic value, and symbolic value. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tourist Studies: An International Journal SAGE

Experiential value of volunteer tourism: The perspective of interaction ritual chains

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2022
ISSN
1468-7976
eISSN
1741-3206
DOI
10.1177/14687976221115230
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Abstract

Volunteer tourism is an increasingly popular activity in different parts of the world. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the experiential value of Chinese college students in volunteer tourism. Participant reports were used for qualitative research to explore the experiential value of 57 Chinese students participating in the AIESEC Global Volunteer Program. Research results based on the Interaction Ritual Chains Theory show that “role identification,” “authenticity”, and “interactivity” are the main experiences of interactive rituals. This research distinguishes five dimensions of volunteer tourism experiential value: emotional value, conversational value, cognitive value, esthetic value, and symbolic value.

Journal

Tourist Studies: An International JournalSAGE

Published: Dec 1, 2022

Keywords: authenticity; experiential values; interaction rituals; volunteer tourism

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