Visitors’ Emotions, Touristic or Spiritual Experiences in Historic Churches: The Development of Church Experience Scale (CES)

Mohd Kamal, Othman and Petrie, Helen and Power, Christopher (2013) Visitors’ Emotions, Touristic or Spiritual Experiences in Historic Churches: The Development of Church Experience Scale (CES). Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 97. pp. 675-683. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the development of the Church Experience Scale (CES) that allows us to measure visitor experience in historic churches, both with and without multimedia guides and other technologies. This study was carried out with 272 respondents at three historic churches in York, UK. Respondents for this study were visitors to these churches who were asked to complete a questionnaire immediately after their visit. A full psychometric scale development procedure was used which resulted in the Church Experience Scale (CES) which has five components: Enjoyment, Intellectual Stimulation and Curiosity; Emotional and Spiritual Experience; Immersion; Information Overload; and Knowledge and Learning. The usefulness of the scale in investigating visitors’ experiences in historic churches is explored. An initial comparison between inactive and an active historic church were compared using CES.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile guides; visitors experiences; historic church, multimedia guides, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 08:19
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 08:19
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/17599

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