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The relationships between anglers' risk perception, sensation-seeking, and fishing site choice along the northeast and Yilan Coast Scenic Area, TaiwanAuthor(s): Cheng-Ping Wang
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: 276-281.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThe northeastern coast is one of the best fishing areas in Taiwan, but the terrain, weather, and tides can create a dangerous and even deadly environment. This study examines the relationships between anglers' risk perceptions, sensation seeking, and fishing site choices. Results from a survey conducted at Long-Don in 2005 were analyzed for four dimensions of Sensation Seeking: "Thrill and Adventure Seeking," "Experience Seeking," "Disinhibition," and "Boredom Susceptibility." Anglers at three locations perceived risks that varied with the study spots. Resource managers can help provide safe angling opportunities by developing activities for anglers to substitute for sensation seeking during bad weather. Education programs may also help anglers prevent accidents through accurate risk perception while fishing.
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CitationWang, Cheng-Ping. 2009. The relationships between anglers'' risk perception, sensation-seeking, and fishing site choice along the northeast and Yilan Coast Scenic Area, Taiwan. 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: 276-281.
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