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dc.contributor.authorWalker, Gordon Jamesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:21:49Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:21:49Z
dc.date.issued1997-03-31en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-3345131939761081en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30474
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines four issues, including: (a) whether outdoor recreation experiences not included in the Recreation Experience Preference (REP) scales exist; (b) whether these experiences can be categorized using a framework called the Recreation Experience Matrix (REM); (c) how well the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) variables of activity, setting, and expertise explain the types of experiences outdoor recreationists receive; and (d) how well two new variables--primary mode and mode dependence--explain the types of experiences outdoor recreationists receive. In order to address these issues, an on-site questionnaire was distributed at Mount Rogers National Recreation Area in Virginia during October and November, 1995 A total of 410 people completed this questionnaire. Of these, 336 provided useable addresses for a follow-up mail-out questionnaire, with 169 (50.3%) actually returning it. After performing a variety of statistical analyses, it was found that: (a) some outdoor recreationists did report having non-REP experiences involving identity, cognition, absorption, and self-concept; (b) indirect support does exist for classifying outdoor recreation experiences using the REM framework; and (c) the ROS variables of activity, setting, and expertise, do explain some outdoor recreation experiences, as do the new variables of primary mode and mode dependence.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectrecreation experience matrixen_US
dc.subjectrecreation experience preference scalesen_US
dc.subjectoutdoor recreationen_US
dc.subjectrecreation opportunity spectrumen_US
dc.titleConceptual Development and Empirical Testing of an Outdoor Recreation Experience Model: The Recreation Experience Matrix (REM)en_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentForestryen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWilliams, Daniel R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKiecolt, K. Jillen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHertel, Bradley R.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-3345131939761081/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairRoggenbuck, Joseph W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairHull, Robert Bruce IVen_US
dc.date.sdate1998-07-11en_US
dc.date.rdate1997-03-31
dc.date.adate1997-03-31en_US


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