Mega-events and conflict : the case of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics / Heewon Yang, Woongang Song, Joonho Moon

Yang, Heewon | Song, Woongang | Moon, Joonho

This study investigated the conflict structure in the 2018 mega-event of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Conflict theory was used as the main theoretical underpinning of the mega-event. A survey was conducted to collect the data. The participants were individuals over the age of 20 who resided in Gangwon province. This research demonstrated that the conflicts influenced residents’ negative attitudes. In particular, the strongest influences were exerted by environmental perceptions and conflicts of values.


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