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Skier motivations: do they change over time?Author(s): Erin White; Lori Pennington-Gray
Source: In: Todd, Sharon, comp., ed. 2002. Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-289. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 115-117.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionSkiing has been declining in participation over the last decade. This study examines motivations pre-trip and post-trip to see if the motivations for participation in an international ski vacation change over time. Results revealed significant differences among: to view scenery, to rest and relax, to fulfill responsibilities to my family, to take it easy, to spend more time with my family, to meet new people and socialize, to be close to nature, to feel good after being physically active, and to meet interesting people. Two of the motivations were found to be significant at the .01 level. These motivations were: to socialize with others, and to engage in activities that require considerable skill.
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CitationWhite, Erin; Pennington-Gray, Lori. 2002. Skier motivations: do they change over time?. In: Todd, Sharon, comp., ed. 2002. Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-289. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 115-117.
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