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dc.contributor.advisorCard, Jaclyn Ann, 1949-en
dc.contributor.advisorPalaniappan, K. (Kannappan)en
dc.contributor.authorBi, Yuhuaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialChina
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Springen
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (February 5, 2007)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionAppendices in English and Chinese.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Parks, recreation and tourism.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 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.identifier.merlin.b57708526en_US
dc.identifier.otherBiY-042806-T4991en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4537
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2006 Freely available theses (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2006 Theses
dc.subject.lcshZhongguo can ji ren lian he huien_US
dc.subject.lcshChinese -- Attitudesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPeople with disabilitiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPeople with disabilities -- Services foren_US
dc.titleAccessibility and attitudinal barriers encountered by travelers with physical disabilities in Chinaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineParks, recreation and tourismen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineParks, recreation and tourismeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US


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