ERIC Number: ED075692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Social Groups as a Basis for Assessing Participation in Selected Water Activities.
Field, Donald R.; O'Leary, Joseph T.
Traditional activity research has relied upon social aggregate variables like occupation, income, education, age, and marital status almost entirely as a basis to predict demand for given activities. This is especially true for many studies completed on specific recreational sites where only participants are considered. However, once non-participants have been eliminated from consideration in the analysis, the major source of statistical difference measured by social aggregate variables has been removed, resulting in the failure of these variables alone to explain participation. An analysis strategy is proposed in which a social group variable might be employed in conjunction with social aggregate variables to enhance the measurement of participation in leisure activities. (Author)
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Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Office of Water Resources Research.; Washington State Water Research Center, Seattle.
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Note: Revision of a paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Baton Rouge, 1972