Families with Adolescents: Vacation Decision Making

Spiers, Micaela (2017) Families with Adolescents: Vacation Decision Making. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


Families with adolescents form a significant portion of the sizeable and fast growing family tourism market. They are distinguished from other family groups because adolescent are, at this time of their lives, developing their individual identities, gaining independence and autonomy. While vacations represent a time for families to be together, for families with adolescents this occurs during a period of changing family dynamics and often low levels of family cohesion. Although some research has been completed to understand this type of family as a consumption unit with regard to vacations and tourism, there is however, limited empirical research examining their distinct vacation needs. The aim of this study is to address this knowledge gap and explore how families with adolescents make and evaluate vacation decisions, specifically focusing on the role of identity and motivations.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/33206
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
Keywords teenagers, consumer culture theory, CCT, consumers, tourists, tourism, travel, decisions, motives, motivation, influences, identities, marketing
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