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Title:Testing the Adventure Model for outdoor adventure recreation participation
Author(s):Schuett, Michael Anthony
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Barnett Morris, Lynn
Department / Program:Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Discipline:Leisure Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Health Sciences, Recreation
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to test a revised version of the Adventure Model (Ewert & Hollenhorst, 1989). This research attempted to explain the preferences and behaviors of adventure recreation participants. Due to the methodological shortcomings with the testing of their model, several modifications and additions were made. This study proposed that the level of enduring involvement of white water kayaking participants could be predicted by the following variables: frequency of participation, skill level, experience, social orientation, environmental preference, psychological outcomes, perception of risk, locus of control, and sensation seeking. The subjects used in this study consisted of a convenience sample 584 white water kayakers from a private outdoor recreation enterprise. Multiple regression analysis and analyses of variance were used to analyze the data. The results of the study found that the level of enduring involvement was predicted by skill level, psychological outcomes, gender, and partially by perception of risk. The mediating variables of skill level, age, and gender were also found to be significant contributors in explaining differences in white water kayakers. The information contained in this study has important theoretical implications for developing future adventure recreation participation models and for understanding the social and psychological aspects of white water kayaking. Managers in the public and private sector will also benefit in terms of marketing, promotion, and programming of white water kayaking.
Issue Date:1991
Rights Information:Copyright 1991 Schuett, Michael Anthony
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9210982
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9210982

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