Shanghai Residents' Perceptions of Tourism Impacts and Quality of Life

Yingzhi Guo, Seong Seop Kim, Yong Chen

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Shanghai is one of the most developed cities in China. Its modernity, legend, and unique cultural environment attract tourists from all over the world. This study examined the perceptions of local residents in Shanghai of tourism development, their quality of life and relationships, and the differences in residents' profiles according to the clusters formed by tourism. Interestingly, Shanghai residents have positive perceptions of tourism impacts. Tourism development has a positive influence on quality of life. Three clusters of tourism impacts include different socio-demographic characteristics. In sum, when benefits from tourism development are shared by residents, the residents' support for tourism development is strengthened and trust in the local government is reinforced.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-164
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of China Tourism Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • quality of life
  • resident
  • Shanghai
  • tourism impact

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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