Skip to Main Content
The effects of festival attributes upon perceptions of crowdingAuthor(s): Matthew Anderson; Deborah Kerstette; Alan Graefe
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. 182-185.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
PDF: Download Publication (339.61 KB)
DescriptionThe primary purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between festival attributes and perceived crowding at a festival site. Visitors to the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, Washington, were chosen by a systematic sampling method to complete an on-site and follow-up survey. These surveys included questions which addressed the determinate attributes in choosing to come to the Festival, including programmed and social/experiential attributes. Additional items included on the follow-up survey included service quality and environmental attributes, as well as questions related to crowding. Multiple regressions were run to test which attributes were related to perceived crowding. Depending on the regression model, "opportunity to relax" and "opportunity to people watch." were found to be significantly related to perceived crowding. The "uniqueness of the festival" approached significance in both regression models.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, email@example.com if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationAnderson, Matthew; Kerstette, Deborah; Graefe, Alan. 1998. The effects of festival attributes upon perceptions of crowding. 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. 182-185.
- Measuring Perceived Crowding for High-Density River Recreation: The Effects of Situational Conditions and Personal Factors
- Behavioral patterns of Muslims and Christians at the 1992 Karmeh festival: the case of Lebanon
- Perceived crowding at Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
XML: View XML