Political attitudes and Plog's travel personality model

Litvin S. W., Guttentag D., Smith W. W.

International Journal of Tourism Research, vol.24, no.1, pp.181-184, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jtr.2484
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Tourism Research
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ABI/INFORM, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, CAB Abstracts, Geobase, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Index, Index Islamicus, Psycinfo, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-184
  • Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, Plog, politics, psychographics, travel
  • TED University Affiliated: No


© 2021 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.This research, conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, applied Stanley Plog's seminal tourism Model of Allocentricity and Psychocentricity and discovered surprising relationships between one's Plog classification and their political attitudes and travel behaviors during the crisis. Though expecting Plog's Allocentrics to have the more politically liberal views and Psychocentrics to be more conservative, we found the opposite to be true. Two previous datasets were revisited, each confirming the relationship. Practical and theoretical implications are discussed.