Visitors' values and environmental learning outcomes at wildlife attractions: Implications for interpretive practice

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Visitors' values and environmental learning outcomes at wildlife attractions : Implications for interpretive practice. / Ballantyne, Roy; Hughes, Karen; Lee, Julie; Packer, Jan; Sneddon, Joanne.

In: Tourism Management, Vol. 64, 01.02.2018, p. 190-201.

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Ballantyne, R, Hughes, K, Lee, J, Packer, J & Sneddon, J 2018, 'Visitors' values and environmental learning outcomes at wildlife attractions: Implications for interpretive practice' Tourism Management, vol 64, pp. 190-201. DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2017.07.015

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Ballantyne, R., Hughes, K., Lee, J., Packer, J., & Sneddon, J. (2018). Visitors' values and environmental learning outcomes at wildlife attractions: Implications for interpretive practice. Tourism Management, 64, 190-201. DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2017.07.015

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Ballantyne R, Hughes K, Lee J, Packer J, Sneddon J. Visitors' values and environmental learning outcomes at wildlife attractions: Implications for interpretive practice. Tourism Management. 2018 Feb 1;64:190-201. Available from, DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2017.07.015

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Ballantyne, Roy; Hughes, Karen; Lee, Julie; Packer, Jan; Sneddon, Joanne / Visitors' values and environmental learning outcomes at wildlife attractions : Implications for interpretive practice.

In: Tourism Management, Vol. 64, 01.02.2018, p. 190-201.

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title = "Visitors' values and environmental learning outcomes at wildlife attractions: Implications for interpretive practice",
abstract = "Wildlife tourism attractions, such as zoos and aquariums, are expected to play a major role in promoting environmental learning in society. This paper applies a refined version of Schwartz's (1992) Value Theory to develop a better understanding of zoo and aquarium visitors' personal values, and the impact of their values on their reflective engagement, learning, and self-reported changes in post-visit environmental behaviour. Findings revealed that personal values are related to post-visit environmental behaviour through the process of on-site reflective engagement. The findings highlight the importance of using a values-based approach to visitor interpretation, one that engages a broader range of visitors and enhances the impact of a wildlife tourism experience on visitors' environmental learning and post-visit behaviour.",
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