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Reassessing the causal structure of enduring involvementAuthor(s): Jinhee Jun; Gerard T. Kyle; James D. Absher; William E. Hammitt
Source: In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 194-199.
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DescriptionGuided by tenets of identity theory, we hypothesized a causal structure of enduring involvement suggesting that self-relevant components precede the other dimensions. We used Kyle et al.'s (2004a) Modified Involvement Scale, in which leisure involvement is conceptualized as a multidimensional construct consisting of identity affirmation, identity expression, attraction, centrality, and social bonding. Identity affirmation and identity expression were considered as self-related facets based on their dimensional definitions. The model was tested using campers visiting a southeastern National Forest. The analyses offered partial support for our hypothesized model. Attraction was positively influenced by identity affirmation, whereas centrality and social bonding were positively predicted by identity expression. This work provides a theoretical framework for understanding the leisure involvement process, where identification with a leisure activity leads to the development of attitudinal facets of involvement.
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CitationJun, Jinhee; Kyle, Gerard T.; Absher, James D.; Hammitt, William E. 2009. Reassessing the causal structure of enduring involvement. In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 194-199.
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