Presenter Bios

Ami Choi is a 2nd-year Ph.D. student in Natural Resources Science and Management in the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota working with Dr. Ingrid Schneider. Overall, her primary research interests focus on the human dimensions of natural resource management with an emphasis on the social-psychological visitor research in outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism settings. Specifically, her work focuses on diverse populations and their leisure constraints. She has been involved in projects focusing on the impact of terrestrial invasive species on visitor preferences as well as the impact of climate change on tourist attitudes and behaviors.

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TTRA 2017 Graduate Student Research Colloquium:

The relationship between acculturative stress and Korean immigrants’ travel experiences

Abstract

The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine how acculturative stress affects onsite leisure travel experience of first-generation Korean immigrants. This study contributes to the literature by advancing the study of leisure constraints by providing proof-of-concept of the stress-coping model in travel experiences and immigrants’ responses in coping with acculturative stress during travel periods.By exploring what factors influence immigrant travelers’ appraisal process, empirically verifying that the acculturative stress does create stress for the immigrants, and learning preferred coping strategies and responses, tourism managers, planners and marketers will be better able to make informed decisions to mitigate stress among immigrant travelers.

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The relationship between acculturative stress and Korean immigrants’ travel experiences

TTRA 2017 Graduate Student Research Colloquium:

The relationship between acculturative stress and Korean immigrants’ travel experiences

Abstract

The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine how acculturative stress affects onsite leisure travel experience of first-generation Korean immigrants. This study contributes to the literature by advancing the study of leisure constraints by providing proof-of-concept of the stress-coping model in travel experiences and immigrants’ responses in coping with acculturative stress during travel periods.By exploring what factors influence immigrant travelers’ appraisal process, empirically verifying that the acculturative stress does create stress for the immigrants, and learning preferred coping strategies and responses, tourism managers, planners and marketers will be better able to make informed decisions to mitigate stress among immigrant travelers.