You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Emotional responses to recreation environments
Author: More, Thomas A.
Source: Res. Pap. NE-461. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Sevice, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.
Description: Recreation visits to natural areas are often supposed to result in a variety of unique emotional benefits for urban people. To test this, data on the moods of visitors to state parks, golf courses and museums were compared. The results indicated that (1) visitors arrived at all of the areas with moderate levels of positive moods and low levels of negative moods; (2) the levels of both positive and negative moods tended to decline during the experience; (3) while there were differences in moods between individual areas, it is not possible to attribute these differences solely to the type of recreation environment. Instead, there may be a process of anticipation and consummation that pervades recreation experiences and tends to outweigh differences between environments.
View or Print this Publication (1.1 MB)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- This publication may be available in hard copy. Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact Sharon Hobrla, email@example.com if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
More, Thomas A. 1980. Emotional responses to recreation environments. Res. Pap. NE-461. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Sevice, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility