Volume 2 Issue 4 August 2004 Applied Research Note 3

Resident Perception of the Effect of Tourism: A Case Study of the Crystal Basin Recreation Area, California

by Chih-Chien Chen, Deepak Chhabra (Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, California, USA ), & Kevin H Tatsugawa

This study examines the social impacts of tourism in the Crystal Basin Recreation Area of El Dorado County, California. Social impact was determined by factors that influenced the local resident lifestyle. Several lifestyle items (perception based) were identified through literature review. The results indicate that resident perceptions were influenced by age and their personal pursuit of activities in the study area.

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