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Communicating rules in recreation areasAuthor(s): Terence L. Ross; George H. Moeller
Source: Res. Pap. NE-297. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 12p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionFive hundred fifty-eight campers were surveyed on the Allegheny National Forest to determine their knowledge of rules governing recreation behavior. Most of them were uninformed about the rules. Results of the study suggest that previous camping experience, age, camping style, and residence significantly affect knowledge of rules. Campers who received rule brochures or saw posted signs had significantly higher scores on knowledge of rules than others. Concentrating communication efforts on adolescents, tent campers, low frequency-of-visit campers, and non-locals might produce immediate gains in knowledge about rules.
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CitationRoss, Terence L.; Moeller, George H. 1974. Communicating rules in recreation areas. Res. Pap. NE-297. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 12p.
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