Reconceptualizing the motive/environment link in recreation choice behavior.

R. Schreyer, Richard Knopf, D. R. Williams

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Effective 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-behaviour/environment relationship intended to improve the predictive power of this line of research. The process of recreation behaviour is seen as the attempt to attain a desirable state of consciousness which is experienced as satisfaction in recreation.-Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeneral Technical Report - US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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