Travelers’ Psychological Ownership: A Systematic Review and Future Research Agenda

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Scholarly interest in research on travelers’ psychological ownership has recently increased given its relationship with traveler behavior. This study provides a systematic literature review centered on travelers’ psychological ownership, thus organizing extant work and developing guidelines for future research. We employ bibliometric analysis to reveal current research progress in the domain, acknowledge influential contributions, and identify major research streams. Then we use framework-based thematic analysis and develop a Targets-Antecedents-Consequences-Interventions (TACI) framework to explore the theoretical underpinning of travelers’ psychological ownership, yielding structural insights and knowledge gaps. Based on our review, we develop 18 propositions to guide future research. The findings provide academics with a roadmap to advance research on travelers’ psychological ownership.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1623-1646
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023


  • Psychological ownership
  • destination marketing
  • systematic review
  • territoriality
  • tourist behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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