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Title: Food-related personality traits and the moderating role of novelty-seeking in food satisfaction and travel outcomes
Authors: Ji, M
Wong, IA
Eves, A
Scarles, C
Keywords: Food-related personality traits
Novelty seeking
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Tourism management, 2016, v. 57, p. 387-396 How to cite?
Journal: Tourism management 
Abstract: Previous research on tourist food consumption acknowledges that food-related personality traits, including neophilic and neophobic tendencies, can impede or encourage tourists to try novel food at a destination. However, the travel motivation literature advocates that tourists tend to be in a general condition of seeking novel experiences, including sampling a destination's novel food. How food-related personality traits interact with novelty pursuits to influence tourists' food consumption and subsequent satisfaction and travel outcomes remains unknown. The study proposes a framework of tourist food experience that leads from food-related personality traits, novel food consumption, and satisfaction to travel outcomes. While the results support the baseline model, the moderating effect of novelty seeking demonstrates that novelty seeking does not moderate the relationship between personality traits and consumption of novel food. It does, however, moderate satisfaction with food.
ISSN: 0261-5177
EISSN: 1879-3193
DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2016.06.003
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