Skip to Main Content
Reconceptualizing the motive/environment link in recreation choice behaviorAuthor(s): Richard Schreyer; Richard C. Knopf; Daniel R. Williams
Source: In: Stankey, George H.; McCool, Stephen F., compilers. Proceedings--symposium on recreation choice behavior; 1984 March 22-23; Missoula, MT. General Technical Report INT-184. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. p. 9-18
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Intermountain Forest Experiment Station
PDF: View PDF (875 B)
DescriptionEffective inventory, management, and planning for recreation resources depend upon knowing why persons choose certain environments to attain specific goals, and what elements in those environments facilitate goal-attainment. Research focused on relating motives for participation to specific components in the environment has had only limited success. This paper proposes an alternative organization of the motive-behavior/environment relationship intended to improve the predictive power of this line of research. The model is founded on an attempt to separate the process of recreation behavior from the content (i.e., the specific overt manifestations of behavior). The process of recreation behavior is seen as the attempt to attain a desirable state of consciousness which is experienced as satisfaction in recreation.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- 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.
CitationSchreyer, Richard; Knopf, Richard C.; Williams, Daniel R. 1985. Reconceptualizing the motive/environment link in recreation choice behavior. In: Stankey, George H.; McCool, Stephen F., compilers. Proceedings--symposium on recreation choice behavior; 1984 March 22-23; Missoula, MT. General Technical Report INT-184. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. p. 9-18
Keywordsrecreation choice behavior, motive/environment, model
- An hermeneutic approach to studying the nature of wilderness experiences
- Practical implications of understanding the influence of motivations on commitment to voluntary urban conservation stewardship
- An exploratory study of the outdoor recreation participation of families who have a child under sixteen
XML: View XML