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Title: The role of "outdoor capital" in the socialization of wildland recreationists

Author: Bixler, Robert D.; Morris, Beverly;

Date: 1998

Source: In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 237-242.

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Description: Interviews were conducted with canoeists and kayakers to identify key socialization experiences that led to involvement in these activities. Nonparticipants were also interviewed as a comparison group. Family involvement, both direct and through delegation to institutions such as summer camps and scouting, were key factors. While there was tremendous variation in socialization experiences, canoeists and kayakers had "accumulated" large numbers of outdoor experiences by the time they had reached their teens. This "outdoor capital" provides a solid experiential foundation for adopting water-based wildland recreation activities

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Bixler, Robert D.; Morris, Beverly 1998. The role of "outdoor capital" in the socialization of wildland recreationists. In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 237-242.

 


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