Impact of Trust on Local Residents' Mega-Event Perceptions and Their Support

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Gursoy D., YOLAL M., Ribeiro M. A., Netto A. P.

JOURNAL OF TRAVEL RESEARCH, vol.56, no.3, pp.393-406, 2017 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0047287516643415
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.393-406
  • Keywords: mega-events, impacts, trust in government, trust in organizing committee, residents' perceptions and support, World Cup, OLYMPIC GAMES, WORLD-CUP, POLITICAL-INSTITUTIONS, TOURISM DEVELOPMENT, SOCIAL-EXCHANGE, SUNSHINE COAST, BUILDING TRUST, ATTITUDES, MANAGEMENT, ECONOMY
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study examines the influence of residents' trust in government and organizing committee on their impact perceptions and support for a mega-event, namely, 2014 FIFA World Cup. Findings suggest significant relationships between impact perceptions and support. While trust in government is found to be a significant determinant of impact perceptions, findings indicate no significant relationship between trust in government and support, which suggest that the relationship is mediated by impact perceptions. While a positive relationship between trust in the organizing committee and positive impact perceptions is found, findings suggest no significant relationship between trust in the organizing committee and negative impact perceptions. Trust in the organizing committee is also found to have significant positive impact on support.