Authors: Yakup Kemal Özekici; Kurban Ünlüönen
Addresses: Department of Tourism Management, Adıyaman University, Altınşehir District, Tourism Faculty, Adıyaman, 02040, Turkey ' Department of Tourism Management, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University, Bahçelievler District 323/1 st. Gölbaşı/Ankara, Turkey
Abstract: 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.
Keywords: acculturation literature; tourism; systematic literature review; tourism-acculturation interaction; tourism anthropology.
International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, 2019 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.284 - 308
Received: 13 Apr 2019
Accepted: 20 Feb 2020
Published online: 13 May 2020 *