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    Author(s): Michael A. Schuett
    Date: 1992
    Source: In: Chavez, Deborah J., technical coordinator. 1992. Proceedings of the Symposium on Social Aspects and Recreation Research, February 19-22, 1992, Ontario, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-132. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 63-64
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    This study investigated the social interaction of white water kayakers and attempted to predict the level of enduring involvement of participants. It was hypothesized that social interaction would shift from classes and programs to peers of similar interests as level of involvement increased. The results did show that social interaction is a primary reason for participation and varies by skill level, gender and age. Using multiple regression analysis the hypothesis was not supported; however, ANOVAS showed significant main effects and interaction effects for gender, age and skill level for kayaking in specific types of groups. These findings support the importance of the social aspect of white water kayaking and reinforce the effect of skill level in understanding kayakers' preferences, which can then be used in formulating policy decisions for the management of public lands and waterways.

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    Schuett, Michael A. 1992. Social Interaction in Adventure Recreation Participation. In: Chavez, Deborah J., technical coordinator. 1992. Proceedings of the Symposium on Social Aspects and Recreation Research, February 19-22, 1992, Ontario, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-132. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 63-64

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