By Robert E Manning
For twenty-five years, stories in outside activity has been a typical textual content in classes on parks and outdoors sport and serves as a useful reference for park and game managers. the 1st ebook to combine the social technology literature on outside sport, it studies reports from this wide, interdisciplinary box and synthesizes them right into a physique of data, offering an historic standpoint on open air game study and constructing its sensible administration implications. This 3rd variation is totally revised to mirror present examine and new issues within the box. a brand new bankruptcy examines the rising factor of experience of position and its dating to outdoors game. The e-book concludes with twenty rules to lead outdoors sport administration and learn. an intensive bibliography and A consultant to the Social technological know-how Literature in open air sport lead readers to precious fundamental resource fabric. an important source for college students, students, and execs, stories in open air activity explores the theoretical and methodological matters in outside game and describes the administration implications of out of doors activity learn.
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The relative nature of overall satisfaction suggests that it may remain high even when the type or quality of recreation opportunities change. D. Overall satisfaction levels of visitors are often uniformly high, limiting their usefulness for understanding relationships between recreation opportunities and experiences. 10. Conceptual and methodological issues suggest that multiple-item measures of satisfaction may be more useful than general, single-item measures. 11. It is unclear when satisfaction measures should be administeredduring the experience, immediately after, or some time later.
1992). However, it is unclear as to what is the most appropriate time to administer measures of satisfactionduring the experience, immediately after, or at some later period. Research has led to new approaches to studying and defining quality and satisfaction in outdoor recreation. From the standpoint of an individual, quality and satisfaction involve the conditions of recreation settings and the characteristics of participants. Research and management attention must be applied to both of these factors.
Spatial distribution of use of developed recreation areas also tends to be highly uneven. Occupancy rates for campsites within Vermont State Park campgrounds were found to vary dramatically, ranging from less than 10% to greater than 80% (Manning et al. 1984). Recreation use has also been found to vary sharply among recreation areas (Stankey et al. 1976, M. Peterson 1981, Roggenbuck and Lucas 1987). Comparison of use among ten wilderness areas within the national forests, for example, found that visitor-days of use varied dramatically.
Studies in Outdoor Recreation: Search and Research for Satisfaction by Robert E Manning