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Author Yuan, Y.-L.; Lue, C.-C.,
Title Comparison of the Use of Communication Channels between Amateur and Serious Hikers in Fulfilling Information Needs Type
Year (up) 2006 Publication Exploring the Nature of Management Abbreviated Journal
Volume MMV 3 - Proceedings Issue Pages 427-433
Keywords MMV3, Information searching behavior, external information source, information needs, hikers, recreational experience, visitor management, forestry areas
Call Number ILEN @ m.sokopp @ 823 Serial 2534
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Author Yuan, Y.-L.; Lue, C.-C.,
Title Leisure involvement differences in information searching difficulty and wilderness knowledge among hikers Type
Year (up) 2008 Publication Management for Protection and Sustainable Development Abbreviated Journal
Volume MMV 4 - Proceedings Issue Pages 526-527
Keywords MMV4, Information searching difficulty, Leave no trace, wilderness knowledge, hiker, backcountry, Taiwan
Abstract This paper draws on findings from recent research to examine the type of information searching difficulty in searching hiking-related information and the relationships between the level of leisure involvement of hikers and their information searching behaviours as well as wilderness knowledge. The information difficulty include their information difficulties as measured by perceived easiness of acquiring four types of hiking-related information, and their channel preferences. The relationships are presented in a proposed conceptual framework of the outdoor recreationist information search process, and tested through two hypotheses using a survey sample. It became apparent in the study that hikers who have higher level of leisure involvement have least difficulty to acquire different types of hiking-related information and have better understanding of Leave No Trace practices. It is also found that there are significant differences in the level of difficulty of acquiring instrumental information and reassurance information. Generally, reassurance information was rated the most difficulty to obtain for hikers. The article concludes by discussing the implications for wilderness mangers that is presented, and highlights the need for further investigation into outdoor recreationist information searching difficulties.
Call Number ILEN @ m.sokopp @ 1122 Serial 2682
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