Title

Residents’ Perception Toward Total Eclipse Weekend

Author(s)

Mary Sox, SVHS

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The research was conducted to examine the residents’ of Columbia, SC, perception of the Total Eclipse Weekend in 2017. The study involved analyzing three hundred five online surveys using exploratory factor analysis. It was hypothesized that there would be a list of significant factors with at least three items. In the survey there were eleven demographic questions and twenty-three statements. The sample was obtained via Facebook by using the snowball method. Participants ranked their agreement of the statements using a seven-point likert scale. Using varimax rotation for the factor analysis, four factors were considered significant, namely, environment, influence on community, tourism, and infrastructure. The results are important and useful for helping the city to improve its methods in tourism for the benefit of the residents which ultimately results in adding significantly to the local and state economy.

Location

Neville 321

Start Date

4-14-2018 9:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 9:45 AM

Residents’ Perception Toward Total Eclipse Weekend

Neville 321

The research was conducted to examine the residents’ of Columbia, SC, perception of the Total Eclipse Weekend in 2017. The study involved analyzing three hundred five online surveys using exploratory factor analysis. It was hypothesized that there would be a list of significant factors with at least three items. In the survey there were eleven demographic questions and twenty-three statements. The sample was obtained via Facebook by using the snowball method. Participants ranked their agreement of the statements using a seven-point likert scale. Using varimax rotation for the factor analysis, four factors were considered significant, namely, environment, influence on community, tourism, and infrastructure. The results are important and useful for helping the city to improve its methods in tourism for the benefit of the residents which ultimately results in adding significantly to the local and state economy.