Reflection of acculturation in tourism: A systematic literature review

Özekici Y. K., Ünlüönen K.

International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, vol.7, no.3-4, pp.284-308, 2019 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3-4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Tourism Anthropology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.284-308
  • Keywords: Acculturation literature, Systematic literature review, Tourism, Tourism anthropology, Tourism-acculturation interaction
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: Yes


Copyright © 2019 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.The main purpose of this study is to reveal the present knowledge on situation of tourism-oriented acculturation studies vs. main acculturation literature. More specifically it is aimed to compile, evaluate, classify, discuss and compare the emerging tourism-acculturation literature by considering scope, sample, data, discipline and model criteria. Based on the systematic literature review principles, 27 tourism-oriented acculturation studies were refined from whole acculturation literature then classified according to criteria. In results it was revealed that acculturation intention studies as the scope, migrants as the sample, quantitative methods as the data type and anthropology/sociology as the discipline outweigh and rise to the forefront compared to other considered factors within this tiny tourism-acculturation literature. As to the model usage criteria, it was surprisingly seen that, studies were preferred to be designed either on model-less-ness being on the lead or on Berry's two dimensional model to which the extant acculturation literature adopt.