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An exploration of human territoriality in forest recreationAuthor(s): Harry C. Zinn; Laurlyn K. Harmon; Brijesh Thapa; Deborah L. Kerstetter; Alan R. Graefe
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. 365-368.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionPrevious studies in human territoriality have focused largely on behavior in urban settings. It is only recently that researchers are examining this construct in the context of forest settings. This study was designed to assess the territorial responses of visitors to Bald Eagle State Forest in central Pennsylvania and explore the structure and predictive validity of a proposed territoriality scale. Results indicated the sample was relatively homogenous in terms of demographics but included consumptive as well as non-consumptive forest visitors. Further analysis demonstrated only limited support for an exploratory territoriality scale and suggested the need for further research into the meaning and structure of human territoriality in forest recreation settings.
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CitationZinn, Harry C.; Harmon, Laurlyn K.; Thapa, Brijesh; Kerstetter, Deborah L.; Graefe, Alan R. 2002. An exploration of human territoriality in forest recreation. 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. 365-368.
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