The Measurement of the Spiritual Tourism in Regions of South Kazakhstan

Almas Kuralbayev, Nurjan Abishov, Aizhan Abishova, Gulnara Urazbayeva
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XX, Issue 3A, 115-133, 2017
EOI: 10.11214/thalassinos.20.04.008

Abstract:

This article is designed to provide a quantitative measuring of the spiritual tourism management in society in South Kazakhstan region, Kyzylorda and Zhambyl regions. The aim of this study is to develop a spiritual model of the Department of tourism. Especially, the aim of this study is to examine the reliability and validity of three-factor model in the spiritual management of tourism. The research mainly involves a survey plan. It includes a pilot test using with undergraduate students majoring in tourism management of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi International kazakh-turkish university for pre-testing questionnaire items. In addition, it researches the public potency, attraction of potential opportunities, and community cooperation attributes necessitates uncovering variables of interest and this involves a large-scale study of field of view. The data come from personal questionnaires of 918 samples. They include the residents in the South Kazakhstan region, Kyzylorda and Zhambyl regions. Respondents asked to rate, on a five-point Likert scale, their agreement or disagreement on the spiritual of tourism management attributes. The program LISREL is used to data analyze since the proposed model is a simultaneous system of equations having hidden structures and multiple indicators. Quantitative data are analyzed using statistical techniques, namely exploratory factor analysis and structural equation modeling.


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