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Accessibility and attitudinal barriers encountered by travelers with physical disabilities in China

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dc.contributor.advisor Card, Jaclyn Ann, 1949- en
dc.contributor.advisor Palaniappan, K. (Kannappan) en
dc.contributor.author Bi, Yuhua en_US
dc.coverage.spatial China
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T17:47:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T17:47:35Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2006 Spring en
dc.identifier.other BiY-042806-T4991 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4537
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (February 5, 2007) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Appendices in English and Chinese. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Parks, recreation and tourism. en_US
dc.description.abstract In 2003, China Disabled Persons Federation [CDPF] estimated that there were more than 60 million people with disabilities in China. Eleven million were people with physical disabilities. Travel is beneficial for improving quality of life of people with disabilities. Eleven million people with physical disabilities represent a large potential market to China's tourism industry. Yet, very few studies were published on travelers with disabilities and none has been conducted in mainland China. This study examined the accessibility and attitudinal barriers encountered by Chinese travelers with physical disabilities in four sectors of China's tourism industry. Four contact persons from four cities of China: Beijing, Xí́'an, Fuzhou, and Guangzhou, conducted surveys on travelers with physical disabilities by the snowball sampling method. A profile of Chinese travelers and their travel patterns were delineated. Results of MANOVA tests indicated that functioning level has a significant influence on the accessibility and attitudinal barriers encountered; however, income and assistive devices were not good indicators of these barriers. Results of the study were also displayed and visually compared to the results of the U.S. travelers in the Accessibility and Attitudinal Barriers Model (AABM). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Zhongguo can ji ren lian he hui en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Chinese -- Attitudes en_US
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities en_US
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities -- Services for en_US
dc.title Accessibility and attitudinal barriers encountered by travelers with physical disabilities in China en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Parks, recreation and tourism en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b57708526 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2006 Theses
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2006 Freely available theses (MU)


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