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Title: Comparing motivational patterns of e-mountain bike and common mountain bike tourists
Author(s): Schlemmer, Philipp
Barth, Michael
Schnitzer, Martin
Language: English
Title: Current issues in tourism
Volume: 23
Issue: 10
Startpage: 1186
Endpage: 1190
Publisher/Platform: Routledge
Year of Publication: 2019
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: E-biking is a trend in tourism and everyday life, especially in the alpine context. It provides a broader field of activities and constitutes a mobility feature for subsequent activities. The trend raises the question whether tourists utilize e-mountain bikes for other reasons or have other motivational backgrounds than common mountain bikers, especially in a vacation setting. Thus, the main objective of the research letter was to explore tourists’ motives for participating in (e-) mountain bike activities. Therefore, the sport motivation scale (SMS-II) was applied with particular regard to possible differences between the mentioned groups. The results showed that e-mountain bike tourists (EMTs) and common mountain bike tourists (CMTs) do not differ in their motivational patters, but have different sociodemographic backgrounds; this might indicate different vacation patterns and thus allow interesting implications for the tourism industry and destination management organizations. Hence, we strive to encourage more researchers to analyse (e-)mountain bike activities in a touristic context.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1080/13683500.2019.1606168
URL of the first publication: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13683500.2019.1606168
Link to this record: hdl:20.500.11880/29892
http://dx.doi.org/10.22028/D291-32489
ISSN: 1368-3500
1747-7603
Date of registration: 22-Oct-2020
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Sportwissenschaft
Professorship: HW - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eike Emrich
Collections:Die Universitätsbibliographie

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