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ItemHindsight imbalance online and offline life: qualitative feedback from online self disclosure in Thailand(In the International e-Learning Conference 2015 (IEC2015), 2015) Poonsri Vate-U-LanInternet technologies, especially social networking and instant messaging, reform people’s life style. Both online and offline activity attract users due to interest and necessity which may impact on the work life balance for many people. This research paper reports a qualitative result of a larger study which aimed to explore the knowledge, attitudes, opinions, behaviors and perceptions of Thai people in regards to their use of the internet, social networking services and computer games. The research survey was conducted through the social networking using a self-administered questionnaire in Thai. Totally, there were 838 participants in this online survey. All details of demographic background are reported below in the article. There were approximately 253 respondents who expressed their opinion, knowledge, behaviors and perceptions. This research paper analyzes the key responses into various categories and selects some examples for presentation. The research found that people disclosed their ideas in detail which reflected the risks involved spending too much time on the Internet. The imbalance of life style, computer vision syndrome and Internet addiction were commented upon frequently in the feedback from participants as the major concerns for the majority of the informants.
ItemPerception in tourism & hospitality: a meta analysis(Assumption University Press, 2015) Barnes, JohnPerception in the title of 45 studies in the hospitality and tourism literature over the past 36 years lead readers to believe that perception was to be measured. In fact, 33 studies measured attitude, belief, impact, opinion or preference. Another 12 developed perceptions from composite measures, none of which employed common components for perception. This research contributes to the tourism literature by identifying that perception was always used in the vernacular, not academic sense. Tourism and hospitality researchers are invited to be careful in their use of perception to maintain academic integrity.
ItemThe role of sport in the development of tourism: a study on awareness, opinion, preference and selected stakeholders contribution by sport tourists and non-sport tourists in Bangkok and Pattaya CityThailand is a developing country that depends heavily on the tourism industry; therefore for the development of Thailand in the long run, it is crucial for Thailand to understand the sport tourism market as sport tourism. Sport tourism is a growing market. This study aims to analyze and determine the role of sport towards the development of tourism though understanding awareness, opinion, preference and selected stakeholders contribution by sport tourists and non-sport tourists in Bangkok and Pattaya City. This study has a total of 400 respondents; 200 sport tourists and 200 non-sport tourists. The data were collected from five major sport events and sport facilities in Bangkok and Pattaya City using non-probability sampling (quota, judgmental and convenience). Descriptive and inferential statistics were applied to demonstrate the relationship between the variables. Independent sample t-test and SPSS statistics analysis were applied as research method and measurement for this study. The result showed difference between sport tourists and non-sport tourists' demands and expectations towards sport tourism vary; out of six hypotheses, two hypotheses found items with significant differences which were related to the dependent variable "preferences" towards sport tourism in Thailand, and "the contribution of the General Public in Thailand Sport Tourism development". It can be concluded that sport tourists and non-sport tourists are different, but both are important components for sport tourism development.
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