Content Analysis of Tourism Academic Studies on the Covid-19 Pandemic in Turkey

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Ünal A., Taşpınar B., Çelen O.

International Social Sciences Studies Journal, vol.8, no.98, pp.1755-1788, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


After the pneumonia epidemic notification made by the Chinese state to the World Health Organization in December 2019, the Covid-19 pandemic which quickly affected the whole world and started to be recognized with the first case in Turkey in March 2020. In the past process, social, economic, social, psychological, education, health, etc. the pandemic which puts countries and administrators in very difficult situations in all respects has been handled by researchers from different disciplines, especially health and medicine, in the international and national literature and has been the subject of their studies. In this research, it is aimed to determine and evaluate academic studies on Covid-19 and tourism in Turkish literature in the period of March 2020-April 2022. In this context, a total of 214 works; including 168 articles, 19 theses, 16 papers, two books and nine book chapters, available in the national tourism literature, related to Covid-19, accessible from databases such as Google Scholar and YÖK National Thesis Center were subjected to content analysis. In addition, the findings were analyzed with the MAXQDA 20 statistical data program and a word cloud was created based on the concepts and words frequently used in related academic studies. In the word cloud; 2020, 2021, 2022, adaptation, perception, Covid-19, change, digitalization, transformation, emotion-thought, concern, education, hygiene, interaction, volunteerism, disease, damage, impact, communication, internet, employment, recovery, cooperation, closure, anxiety, rural, fear, coranavirus, crisis, chronic, downsizing, global, international, distance, finance, cleanliness, struggle, normalization, negative, rate, etc. it has been determined that words and concepts are also reflected in the academic literature.