Perception of homestay operators towards homestay development in Malaysia

Md Shafiin Shukor, and Norlida Hanim Mohd Salleh, and Redzuan Othman, and Siti Hajar Mohd Idris, (2014) Perception of homestay operators towards homestay development in Malaysia. Jurnal Pengurusan, 42 . pp. 3-17. ISSN 0127-2713


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This study aimed to analyse the perception of operators on the impact they experienced as a result of their involvement in the development of homestay. The impacts encompass the economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects. This study employed face to face survey, and a total of 333 respondents who are Peninsular Malaysia’s homestay operators participated in this study. The Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analysis utilizing simple statistical analysis software with the aid of Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) and Analysis of Moment Structure (AMOS) were employed. Study results indicated that the economic and cultural aspects are significant contributors to the impact experienced by the operators in Malaysia at (0.29, t = 2.78, p < 0.00) and (0.86, t = 6.34, p < 0.00), respectively. Generally, the overall impact has positive relationship and affects the development of homestay tourism (0.30, t = 4.45 p < 0.00). In order to further improve the demand for homestay, there is a need for a strong co-operation between the operators, government and marketing agencies in sustaining Malaysia’s homestay industry development.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Homestay; tourism industry; government; Malaysia
Journal:Jurnal Pengurusan
ID Code:9406
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Deposited On:13 Jan 2016 00:55
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