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Title: Measuring perception of elements in outdoor environments

Author: Moeller, George H.; MacLachlan, Robert; Morrison, Douglas A.;

Date: 1974

Source: Res. Pap. NE-289. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9p.

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: The meanings of 10 concepts that describe elements of natural outdoor environments were measured with the semantic differential technique. Each concept was evaluated on three factors of meaning - evaluation, potency, and activity. Sixty recreationists were surveyed from each of three user groups - campers, picnickers, and wilderness hikers. Similarities and differences were found in the way in which the groups perceived each other and elements of recreation environments. Study results should contribute toward a better understanding of the way in which people relate to outdoor environments and what they expect from those environments.

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Moeller, George H.; MacLachlan, Robert; Morrison, Douglas A. 1974. Measuring perception of elements in outdoor environments. Res. Pap. NE-289. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9p.

 


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