ERIC Number: ED046581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Outdoor Recreation: Participation, Characteristics of Users, Distances Traveled, and Expenditures.
Owens, Gerald P.
Participation in outdoor recreation was the focus of this 1963 study involving 776 families representing a cross section of the urban and rural population of southern Ohio and nearby areas of West Virginia and Kentucky. The study was conducted to determine relationships between participation and characteristics in order to advise private individuals and public officials on present and future needs for recreational development. Data indicated that participation in outdoor recreation varied widely according to socioeconomic characteristics primarily related to education, occupation, and income of participants. The most popular activities were picnicking, sightseeing, swimming, and fishing. Lack of time was the most important factor limiting participation, followed by lack of money. (AN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster.