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    Author(s): Christopher J. Wynveen; Gerard T. Kyle; William E. Hammitt; James D. Absher
    Date: 2008
    Source: In: LeBlanc, Cherie; Vogt, Christine, comps. Proceedings of the 2007 northeastern recreation research symposium; 2007 April 15-17; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 114-122.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Although place bonding has been a prominent aspect of human dimensions research for over 25 years, there remains a need to understand the construct's behavioral implications. One area that has received attention is the relationship between experience-use history (EUH), place bonding, and resource substitution. To further examine the relationships among these constructs, we hypothesized that EUH and place bonding would be significantly related to campers' willingness to substitute their camping location for another local campground. The three campgrounds in the study from which we drew our sample were managed to reflect different points along the recreation opportunity spectrum (ROS); from primitive, semi-primitive/nonmotorized, to rustic. We also examined the effect of "setting type" on the hypothesized relationships. The results of the regression analysis indicated that EUH and place bonding are significant predictors of a campers' willingness to substitute and that setting type influences these relationships.

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    Wynveen, Christopher J.; Kyle, Gerard T.; Hammitt, William E.; Absher, James D. 2008. Exploring the effect of experience use history and place bonding on resource substitution. In: LeBlanc, Cherie; Vogt, Christine, comps. Proceedings of the 2007 northeastern recreation research symposium; 2007 April 15-17; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 114-122.

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