ERIC Number: ED182281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Process, Goal and Social Interaction Differences in Recreation: What Makes an Activity Substitutable.
Baumgartner, Robert; Heberlein, Thomas A.
Two recreational activities, deer hunting and goose hunting, both similar in form, are compared. It was hypothesized that the activity for which participants rated the process, the goal, and the social interaction as most important to the experience and for which participants showed the strongest family ties and social support for participation would be the least substitutable. A survey of deer hunters and goose hunters revealed that despite the similarity in form between the two activities, differences in the process and goals, social interaction, and family and social support for participation in the activity, they represent different types of experience. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Coll. of Agricultural and Life Sciences.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Graduate School.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (Burlington, VT, August 23-26, 1979).