ERIC Number: ED059800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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Depreciative Behavior in Forest Campgrounds: An Exploratory Study.
Clark, Roger N.; And Others
"Vandalism, theft, littering, rule violation, and nuisance behaviors were studied in 3 campgrounds during 1968 using participant observation techniques. Information was gathered on the extent and character of such behaviors and factors associated with their occurrence." Nuisance acts were most common (50%) followed by legal violations (37%) and vandalistic acts (13%). Empirical data based on structural observation schedules indicated a number of factors (entertainment, convenience, disregard, ignorance, and rules interfering with goals) associated with depreciative behavior and possible methods of control (communication of rules, educational programs, and stricter enforcement of regulations). Included are 7 tables and a 5-item reference list. (MJB)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Forest Service (USDA), Portland, OR. Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Washington