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A typology of place attachment and activity involvementAuthor(s): Andrew J. Mowen; Alan R. Graefe; Randy J. Virden
Source: In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 89-92.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionWhile previous research suggests that place attachment and activity involvement impact visitor perceptions, it has not examined the simultaneous effects of these affective constructs. This study develops a typology of both place attachment and activity involvement. It examines variations between attachment-involvement levels and visitor evaluations of quality. Results indicate that evaluations do vary significantly across the typology with the more attached/more involved visitors evaluating the setting and experience more positively. Such evidence suggests that future research utilize and expand upon the typology. Implications for management of quality recreation experiences are discussed.
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CitationMowen, Andrew J.; Graefe, Alan R.; Virden, Randy J. 1998. A typology of place attachment and activity involvement. In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 89-92.
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