Residents' perceptions on impacts of the FIFA 2002 World Cup: The case of Seoul as a host city

Seong Seop Kim, James F. Petrick

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This study empirically investigated residents' perceptions on impacts of the 2002 World Cup that was held in Korea and Japan. Factor analysis of 22 positive impact items produced five dimensions and factor analysis of nine negative impact items produced three dimensions. Results revealed that housewives tended to perceive the impacts of the soccer event more positively than other occupation groups. In a comparison of residents' opinions and perceptions on impacts over two points in time, respondents showed a decrease of mean values on two residents' opinion items and one positive impact item, and an increase in one negative impact item. Thus, the results indicated that attitudes towards the event are likely to be modifiable with passage of time. All right reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-38
Number of pages14
JournalTourism Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Mega-event
  • Perception
  • Resident
  • World Cup

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management


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