Understanding the Ecotourism Behavioural Intention by Expanding the Theory of Planned Behaviour


  • Jia Gao SEGi University, Graduate School of Business, Kota Damansara, Malaysia
  • Kim Mee Chong SEGi University, Graduate School of Business, Kota Damansara, Malaysia
  • Tze Horng Tan Riam Institute of Technology, School of Business, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Peng Cheng Ding SEGi University Kota Damansara, Graduate School of Business, Malaysia
  • Shi Qiang Yu Yunnan Academy Macroeconomic Research, Yunnan, China
  • Yan Zhu Yunnan Technology and Business University, Yunnan, China




Ecotourism, Theory of Planned Behaviour, Perceived Value, Ecotourism Behavioural Intention


This study utilised the Extended Planned Behaviour Theory (TPB) model to study the behavioural intention of ecotourism in China. The study distributed a self-filled questionnaire to 400 tourists who had visited a famous scenic ecotourism spot in China. Use PLS-SEM for structural equation modelling and analysis. The survey results indicate that tourist satisfaction only mediates perceived values, attitudes, and ecotourism behavioural intentions. Subjective norms, perceived value, attitude, and perceived behavioural control all impact tourist satisfaction. This provides theoretical support and management direction for China’s sustainable and healthy ecotourism development.


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How to Cite

Gao, J., Chong, K. M., Tan, T. H., Ding, P. C., Yu, S. Q., & Zhu, Y. (2023). Understanding the Ecotourism Behavioural Intention by Expanding the Theory of Planned Behaviour . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(26), 427–434. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v8i26.5159

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