ERIC Number: ED083185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Outdoor Recreation Behavior as Viewed from a Symbolic Interactionism Perspective.
Colton, Craig W.; Morrione, Thomas J.
This paper analyzes past studies of outdoor recreational behavior from the point of view of symbolic interactionism. This perspective focuses directly on the manner in which individuals interpret the words and behavior of others, as well as their own physical environment. The first part of the analysis examines some recent definitions of recreation and data on outdoor recreation. The second part is devoted to a social-psychological scrutiny of this form of human action. Specific attention is given to demonstrating the usefulness of symbolic interactionism as a way to regard outdoor recreational behavior as a learned and symbolically transmitted social action. (Author/BRB/CL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, College Park, Maryland, August 26, 1973