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    Author(s): George L. Peterson
    Date: 1977
    Source: In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 112-121
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The study tests the hypothesis that the recreational preferences of urban teenagers differ with age, sex, ethnicity, and measurable attributes of activity and environment. Photos of activities are used to measure preferences, and the photos are scaled for content by a detailed appraisal. The results show that sex and ethnicity modify the preference process, and that choices are sensitive to attributes of the activity and of the environment in which the activity takes place. Several additional propositions are suggested by the data.

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    Peterson, George L. 1977. Recreational preferences of urban teenagers: the influence of cultural and environmental attributes. In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 112-121

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