Search Behavior of International Vacationers: Travel-Specific Lifiestyle and Sociodemographic Variables Academic Article uri icon


  • The primary objectives of this exploratory study were to determine the relative ability of a limited number of travel-specific psychographic statements and sociodemographic variables to (1) predict and explain external search behavior of a sample of international vacationers and (2) discriminate between respondents exemplifying active and passive external search behavior. The findings suggest that search behavior is better explained by travel-specific psychographics than by demographics.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Travel Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Schul, P., & Crompton, J. L.

citation count

  • 139

complete list of authors

  • Schul, Patrick||Crompton, John L

publication date

  • October 1983