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Visitors to southern California National Forests are urban dwellers and as a group are culturally diverse. To manage the National Forests for this diverse group of visitors, information is needed on their expectations, preferences, and experiences at recreation sites. To evaluate visitor...

Author(s)
Chavez, D. J.
Citation
Research Paper - Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 1993, PSW-RP-216, pp 17pp.
Abstract

While the concept of acceptability is central to the Limits of Acceptable Change framework, there is inadequate understanding of how acceptability is judged and how unacceptable conditions affect visitor experiences. To address this knowledge gap, 97 visitors to nine wilderness areas in western USA ...

Author(s)
Hoss, A. F.; Brunson, M. W.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 4), pp 128-133
Abstract

Findings from 30 outdoor recreation visitor contact studies that were conducted in California between 1989 and 1998 are summarized. Analyses focus on recreationist profiles, patterns of participation, beliefs and opinions, communication patterns, and depreciative behaviors. Although the "typical"...

Author(s)
Chavez, D. J.
Publisher
Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Berkeley, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2001, No.PSW-GTR-180, pp 100 pp.
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The purpose of the study was to assess the service quality perceived by Southeast Asia tourists in the San Francisco Bay Area tourism industry in California, USA. A structured questionnaire was developed to collect data and systematic random sampling was used to survey Southeast Asia tourists at...

Author(s)
Qu, H.; Im, H. J. H.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2002, 13, 3, pp 35-60
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the potential utility of Hofstede's measure of cultural values (1980) for group segmentation in an ethnically diverse population in a forest recreation context, and to validate the values segmentation, if any, via socio-demographic and service quality...

Author(s)
Li ChiehLu; Zinn, H. C.; Chick, G. E.; Absher, J. D.; Graefe, A. R.; Hsu YiChung
Publisher
Paul Haupt Verlag, Berne, Switzerland
Citation
Forest Snow and Landscape Research, 2007, 81, 1/2, pp 19-29
Abstract

A variety of social and ecological factors influence the level and extent of ecological change that occurs in a park or protected area. Understanding these factors and how they are interrelated can help managers prevent undesirable ecological impacts, especially in areas without formal trails and...

Author(s)
D'Antonio, A.; Monz, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Environmental Management, 2016, 170, pp 79-87
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The opportunity to observe or interact with animals in a zoo is often vital in influencing visitors' positive feelings towards animals and ultimately their conservation behavior. This study explores the relationship between observed animal behavior and zoo visitors' responses. A self-administered...

Author(s)
Luebke, J. F.; Watters, J. V.; Packer, J.; Miller, L. J.; Powell, D. M.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Visitor Studies, 2016, 19, 1, pp 60-76

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