• Comparison between own and others’ travel motives: A research note 

      Doran, Rouven; Larsen, Svein; Wolff, Katharina (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      This study examines the assumption that tendencies to dissociate oneself from other tourists relate to the desire to position own characteristics (using travel motives as an example) in a positive light. Results suggest ...
    • Complexity and Simplification in Understanding Travel Preferences Among Tourists 

      Øgaard, Torvald; Doran, Rouven; Larsen, Svein; Wolff, Katharina (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Travel preferences are complex phenomena, and thus cumbersome to deal with in full width in diagnostic and strategic planning processes. The aim of the present investigation was to explore to what extent individual preferences ...
    • Different but similar: Social comparison of travel motives among tourists 

      Doran, Rouven; Larsen, Svein; Wolff, Katharina (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-09-08)
      Although previous research suggests that people prefer to think of themselves as being authentic (or individualistic) travellers rather than stereotyped tourists, there have been few studies investigating the external ...
    • Flux and permanence of risk perceptions: Tourists' perception of the relative and absolute risk for various destinations 

      Wolff, Katharina; Larsen, Svein (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-12)
      The present investigation is a cross-sectional, multi-national, quantitative, and quasi-experimental comparison of tourists’ risk perceptions regarding different destinations throughout the past decade. Over 10,000 tourists ...
    • How to define and measure risk perceptions 

      Wolff, Katharina; Larsen, Svein; Øgaard, Torvald (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Research on risk perceptions within the tourism domain suffers from two closely related problems: diverging conceptual and measurement definitions. The lack of precision and standardization is hindering comparisons of ...
    • A Taxonomy of Terror - About the Effect of Different Kinds of Terror on Risk Perceptions 

      Wolff, Katharina; Larsen, Svein (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      Terrorism is an increasing problem; still, research systematically investigating the impact of varying kinds of terrorism is scarce. The present investigation uses hypothetical scenarios to look at effects of diverging ...
    • A terrible future: Episodic future thinking and the perceived risk of terrorism 

      Bø, Simen; Wolff, Katharina (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-10-22)
      Terrorism is a salient risk source in 21st century life and may deter tourists from visiting certain destinations. How people perceive the risk of a future terror attack abroad, and thus their traveling decisions, may be ...
    • To know or not to know? Attitudes towards receiving genetic information among patients and the general public. 

      Wolff, Katharina (Doctoral thesis, 2010-11-16)
      Progress in the field of molecular genetics has made it possible to identify individuals with an increased risk for a variety of hereditary diseases. To ensure successful implementation of genetic testing and counselling ...
    • What makes tourist experiences interesting 

      Larsen, Svein; Wolff, Katharina; Doran, Rouven; Øgaard, Torvald (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-08-07)
      Traditional tourist role theory implies that tourists are either novelty seekers or familiarity seekers, while the interaction-hypothesis-of-inherent-interest predicts that interestingness is maximal when novel and familiar ...
    • Worry and its correlates onboard cruise ships 

      Wolff, Katharina; Larsen, Svein; Marnburg, Einar; Øgaard, Torvald (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013)
      The present study examined job-specific worry, as well as possible predictors of such worry, namelyjob-specific self-efficacy and supervisor dispositionism. 133 non-supervising crew members at differentdepartments onboard ...