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dc.contributor.advisorVessell, C. Randaleng
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Katey G.eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 30, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Parks, recreation and tourism.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Three major recreation behavior surveys were conducted in Missouri between 1997 and 2004. The Missouri State Parks Visitor Study, the Conservation Opinion Survey, and the National Survey on Recreation and the Environment were conducted to survey the recreation choices of Missourians, as well as their socio-demographic characteristics. The purpose of the investigation was to determine if data collected through surveys of varied methodology is comparable, and thus applicable in contexts that vary from the context of the original data collection. This study investigated differences in the results of these studies for walkers, hikers, and bicyclists as they pertain to respondents' gender, age, race/ethnicity, education, income, and urban or rural residency. Chi-square tests indicated significant differences among the three groups for 17 of 18 inquiries. Based on results of this study, the researcher concluded that the studies are not compatible and advised managers to avoid using general population surveys to project demand, evaluate services, and plan for specific recreation sites.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb59456589eng
dc.identifier.oclc166423265eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5917
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5917eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.subject.lcshCyclists -- Recreation -- Surveyseng
dc.subject.lcshHikers -- Recreation -- Surveyseng
dc.titleA demographic analysis of recreation participants: a comparison among three surveyseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineParks, recreation and tourism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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