Title

Examining social relations between adolescent residents and tourists in an Italian coastal resort

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Canosa, A, Brown, G & Bassan, H 2001, 'Examining social relations between adolescent residents and tourists in an Italian coastal resort', The Journal of Tourism Studies, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 50-59.

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This study examined the social relations between tourists and young residents of Positano, Italy. It found that interactions with tourists give rise to a range ofemotional and behaviouralresponses among adolescents ofthe coastal resort. Ofparticularinterest was the difference between the perceptions ofthose aged 13-15 years old and those aged 16-19 years old. The latter believed tourists to have a greater affect on their current lives and expressed a desire to move away from their home town. These findings are discussed in the context ofthe literature about the psychology of adolescence.