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dc.contributor.authorHills, Bruce J.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-16T23:26:07Z
dc.date.issued2003en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5364
dc.description.abstractThere is a lack of research into the meanings that outdoor recreation experiences, settings and activities have for the recreationists. This study used a qualitative approach to explore the meaning that outdoor recreation has for participants in the realm of their everyday lives. Information was gathered through twelve semi-structured interviews with people who participate in and value outdoor recreation. Analysis of the interview data indicates that outdoor recreation influences participants in their daily lives in the following areas: lifestyle choices; social meanings; restoration through the outdoors; shifts in perspective; enhanced self-control and self-reliance; and construction of desired identities. These research findings substantiate Keiwa's (2001) suggestion that identity and behaviour are mutually constitutive. Moreover, the results demonstrate that outcomes from outdoor recreation transfer into other areas of the recreationists' daily lives.en
dc.formatvi, 123 pages
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.subjectmeanings of outdoor recreationen
dc.subjecttransferable outcomesen
dc.subjectconstruction of identityen
dc.subjectlifestyleen
dc.subjectself-controlen
dc.subjectself-relianceen
dc.titleExploring the meaning of outdoor recreation in participants' everyday lives : a qualitative study of outdoor recreationists : a dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Applied Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at Lincoln Universityen
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Applied Scienceen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/STARen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only.en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/STAR
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden


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