Determinants and Mechanisms of Tourists' Environmentally Responsible Behavior: Applying and Extending the Value-Identity-Personal Norm Model in China

Yongxun Xu, Xuechao Wei, Shih-Chih Chen
2019 Sustainability  
It is well recognized that tourists' environmentally responsible behavior is a prominent contributor to the sustainable development of tourist destinations. Based on the original Value-Identity-Personal norm (VIP) model and self-efficacy theory, this study proposes an extended VIP model for exploring the generalized determinants of tourists' environmentally responsible behavior and investigating the impact mechanism of this behavior in China. A total number of 435 self-reported questionnaires
more » ... ed questionnaires were collected on a professional online survey platform. Our research results indicated that the extended VIP model could significantly and validly explain tourists' environmentally responsible behavior. Specifically, biospheric values have an indirect but rooted effect on tourists' environmentally responsible behavior. Furthermore, two indirect paths play the same mediational role between biospheric values and tourists' environmentally responsible behavior. The findings expand the application field of the VIP model, contribute to a better understanding for academic researchers of tourists' environmentally responsible behavior and shed light on managerial implications for practitioners in the sustainable development of tourist destinations.
doi:10.3390/su11133711 fatcat:7qodkczvqfc6zcpjfq2bx3i63i