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dc.contributor.advisorMorgan, J. Mark (John Mark), 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorRochon, Bryon G., 1976-en_US
dc.coverage.spatialOzark Mountains
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri -- Ozark National Scenic Riverways
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Summeren_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Aug. 19, 2010).en_US
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionThesis advisor: J. Mark Morgan, Ph. D.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Parks, recreation, and tourism.en_US
dc.description.abstractDespite 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.extentix, 127 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.merlinb80707889
dc.identifier.oclc682688059en_US
dc.identifier.otherRochonB-071910-T510en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/9274
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2010 Freely available theses (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theses
dc.subjectfish gigging ;giggersen_US
dc.subject.lcshFishingen_US
dc.subject.lcshRecreation areas -- Accessen_US
dc.titleActivity involvement and place attachment of fish giggers in the Missouri Ozarksen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineParks, recreation and tourismen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineParks, recreation and tourismeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US


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