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Title: The influence of consumers' implicit self-theories on homestay accommodation selection
Authors: Leung, D 
Ly, TP
Fong, LHN
Zhang, CX
Issue Date: Nov-2021
Source: International journal of tourism research, Nov.-Dec. 2021, v. 23, no. 6, p. 1059-1072
Abstract: In this study we aim to investigate whether entity and incremental theorists' decision to choose/not choose homestay accommodation can be explained by their implicit self-theories. Drawing on data solicited from in-depth interviews with 44 travellers, we found entity theorists chose homestays because homestays align with their personal traits and offer outcomes they desired. Incremental theorists chose homestays since they perceived the act affirms their growth traits and homestays provide opportunities of learning about culture and gaining new skills. Besides the initial decision, consumers' implicit self-theories are found to elicit some influence on their decision of choosing/not choosing homestays in future.
Keywords: Accommodation choice
Entity theorist
Homestays
Implicit self-theories
Incremental theorist
Signalling mechanism
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Journal: International journal of tourism research 
ISSN: 1099-2340
EISSN: 1522-1970
DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2462
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