Activity involvement and place attachment of fish giggers in the Missouri Ozarks

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Activity involvement and place attachment of fish giggers in the Missouri Ozarks

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dc.contributor.advisor Morgan, J. Mark (John Mark), 1958- en_US
dc.contributor.author Rochon, Bryon G., 1976- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Ozark Mountains
dc.coverage.spatial Missouri -- Ozark National Scenic Riverways
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-08T17:48:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-08T17:48:04Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2010 Summer en_US
dc.identifier.other RochonB-071910-T510 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/9274
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Aug. 19, 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, Ph. D. 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 Despite being an integral part of Ozark culture for nearly 200 years, little is known about fish gigging and those who participate in this activity. A mail-back survey was administered to 1,011 licensed Missouri anglers who lived in one of seven zip codes adjacent to the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers. These rivers comprise the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) and also represent prime locations for this fishing activity. The questionnaire measured demographics, activity style/preference, activity involvement (AI), place attachment (PA), and favorite fishing locations. A total of 404 fish giggers completed the survey, resulting in a 39.7% response rate. The purposes of this study were to obtain baseline information about fish giggers in the Missouri Ozarks, evaluate the efficacy of competing AI and PA scales, and interpret giggers' AI and PA scores in light of activity style/preference groupings. Interpretation of confirmatory factor analysis fit statistics suggested that further evaluation and refinement of the AI and PA scales is needed. Descriptive statistics and hypotheses tests both supported and contradicted previous research, suggesting that fish giggers are a unique segment of the angling population in Missouri. The nature of responses emphasized the importance of fish gigging and the ONSR to support meaningful social relationships. Furthermore, these findings lend support for using market segmentation techniques to evaluate recreational anglers. Managerial implications are discussed for state and federal resource management agencies. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 127 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject fish gigging ;giggers en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Recreation areas -- Access en_US
dc.title Activity involvement and place attachment of fish giggers in the Missouri Ozarks 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 b80707889
dc.identifier.oclc 682688059 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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