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A comparison of recreation conflict factors for different water-based recreation activitiesAuthor(s): Cheng-Ping Wang; Chad P. Dawson
Source: In: Kyle, Gerard, comp., ed. 2001. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 121-130
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionPrevious studies point out recreation conflict may be affected by recreation goals, resource specificity, activity style, mode of experience, lifestyle tolerance, norms, problems perceived, visitor values and conflict sensitivity. However, people engaging in single or multiple activities may have different patterns when considering recreation conflict. A study of personal watercraft users, motorboat users and landowners in the New York State's Great Lake area was conducted to compare the recreation conflict factors. Three different types of questionnaires with a total of 4634 surveys were sent out and received an overall response rate of 42%. Eight subgroups were deduced based on their recreation activities and questionnaires answered. The results revealed the eight groups are common in the structure but not in the value of the conflict factors. Study results also showed a series of asymmetrical conflicts in which landowners were interfered with by both personal watercraft users and motorboaters, motorboaters were affected by personal watercraft users but not landowners, and personal watercraft users were not affected by either one.
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CitationWang, Cheng-Ping; Dawson, Chad P. 2001. A comparison of recreation conflict factors for different water-based recreation activities. In: Kyle, Gerard, comp., ed. 2001. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 121-130
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