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Visitor experiences at Eagle Days in Missouri

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dc.contributor.advisor Morgan, J. Mark (John Mark), 1958- en_US
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Christina B., 1979- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Missouri
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-03T19:17:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-03T19:17:57Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2010 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other AndersonC-050610-T3210 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8060
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 2, 2010). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: J. Mark Morgan. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Parks, recreation and tourism. en_US
dc.description.abstract Eagle Days are series of organized wildlife viewing events that were created by the Missouri Department of Conservation to increase public awareness about bald eagles and their declining populations. Although Eagle Days have been held across Missouri since the winter of 1978-1979, only one formal study has been conducted on these events and it was after the first year. The purpose of this research is to evaluate visitors' perceptions of Eagle Days events in Missouri using the experience economy paradigm. During the winter of 2008-2009 on site surveys were conducted at 3 of the Eagle Days events (Smithville, Chain of Rocks, and Springfield). Independent samples t-tests were used to measure the viewing experience of, males and females; repeat and first time visitors; visitors who traveled shorter distances versus those traveling longer distances; groups with and without children; and visitors who spent a longer period of time at the event verses those who spent a shorter amount of time. Significant (p<.05) were found differences between males and females as well as between visitors who spent a longer period of time at the event versus those who spent a shorter amount of time at Eagle Days. These findings provide some useful insights into Eagle Days for managers to consider in planning and marketing these events for visitors en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 51 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Missouri -- Dept. of Conservation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Wildlife watching -- Public opinion en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Wildlife viewing sites -- Public opinion en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Eagles en_US
dc.title Visitor experiences at Eagle Days in Missouri en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Parks, recreation and tourism en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin b77767093
dc.identifier.oclc 646311851 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theses
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2010 Freely available theses (MU)


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