Tourist Perception of Homeless Children in Jakarta
Many children began living on the streets after the 1997 financial crisis in Indonesia. Homelessness is an increasing issue in todays society. the number of homelessness is growing at an alarming rate, primarily due to the current economy and recession. Homelessness impacts the community at several levels, economically, socially, and politically. Some of these consequences are obvious, but others are much harder to see. Homeless effects public safety, cost of living, tourism, and local governments. Nowadays, number of tourist that visiting Indonesia increasing day by day. the tourists are curious about the culture of Jakarta. Ironically, number of homeless children also increasing at the same time. So, the homeless children begin to begging for money on the street especially in the Museums that filled with international tourist who give them money easily because the tourists feel pity toward homeless children. Thats why this research analyzed the perception of tourist regarding homeless children. Data gathered from international tourist in Jakarta. Data analysis and testing, compute by statistical software and path analysis. Correlation and influence of factors proofed that those factors affecting perception of tourist. Theory of planned behavior used as the theory of tourist perception. the factors of tourist perception are behavioral belief, evaluation of behavioral outcomes, normative belief, motivation to comply, control belief, and perceived power. However, behavioral belief has the biggest impact and normative belief has the weakest toward perception.
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