Year 2019, Volume 4 , Issue 2, Pages 71 - 76 2019-12-15

Engagement in Tourism and Personality Traits among Ukrainian Adolescents

Nicholas HRYHORCZUK [1] , Alexander ZVİNCHUK [2] , Zoreslava SHKİRYAK-NYZHNYK [3] , Ludmila SLOBODCHENKO [4] , Alla MATSOLA [5] , Daniel HRYHORCZUK [6]


The aim of this paper was to determine if there is an association between personality traits and engagement in tourism among Ukrainian adolescents. The study population consisted of 1075 adolescents and their mothers/caregivers who participated in the Family and Children of Ukraine birth cohort study. The adolescents self-reported how they prefer to spend their leisure time and also completed the revised Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI). We found that engagement in tourism was significantly associated with better school performance and higher socioeconomic status. Adolescents who engage in tourism also had significantly higher Extraversion and lower Neuroticism scores on the EPI. The associations of tourism engagement with these personality traits remained significant after adjusting for age, gender, socioeconomic status, and school performance. We conclude that personality traits are important predictors of Ukrainian adolescents’ engagement in tourism

Tourism, Personality, Ukraine, Adolescent
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Primary Language en
Subjects Hospitality Leisure Sport and Tourism
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-7403-0008
Author: Nicholas HRYHORCZUK (Primary Author)
Institution: Northern Illinois University
Country: United States


Orcid: 0000-0001-7163-1932
Author: Alexander ZVİNCHUK
Institution: Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology
Country: Ukraine


Orcid: 0000-0002-4703-2427
Author: Zoreslava SHKİRYAK-NYZHNYK
Institution: Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology

Orcid: 0000-0002-4560-7434
Author: Ludmila SLOBODCHENKO
Institution: Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology
Country: Ukraine


Orcid: 0000-0002-5447-571X
Author: Alla MATSOLA
Institution: Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology
Country: Ukraine


Orcid: 0000-0001-7625-6756
Author: Daniel HRYHORCZUK
Institution: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Country: United States


Dates

Publication Date : December 15, 2019

APA Hryhorczuk, N , Zvi̇nchuk, A , Shki̇ryak-nyzhnyk, Z , Slobodchenko, L , Matsola, A , Hryhorczuk, D . (2019). Engagement in Tourism and Personality Traits among Ukrainian Adolescents . Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Tourism , 4 (2) , 71-76 . DOI: 10.31822/jomat.580446

Authors of the Article
Alexander ZVİNCHUK [2]
Zoreslava SHKİRYAK-NYZHNYK [3]
Ludmila SLOBODCHENKO [4]
Alla MATSOLA [5]
Daniel HRYHORCZUK [6]