publication . Thesis . 2011

Motivations for mountain climbing: the role of risk

Lockwood, Nina Catherine;
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  • Published: 19 Mar 2011
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Using people actively involved in mountain climbing, this thesis explores people's motivations to participate in mountain climbing, an activity frequently characterised in terms of risk. Moreover, using a variety of both quantitative and qualitative methods the assessment of the role of risk as a motivation for mountain climbing is central to the thesis.\ud \ud The first study (N = 232) employed a theory of planned behaviour framework that incorporated beliefs about risk, together with other behavioural beliefs, as a means to investigate the motivations of mountain climbers. Although risk emerged as significant positive predictor of attitudes towards mountain cl...
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1.1 INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………....1 1.2 RISK-RELATED RESEARCH…………………………………………………3 1.2.1 Defining risk........................................................................................3 1.3 PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF RISK…………….5 1.3.1 Utility, rationality, and risk………………………………………….5 1.3.2 The psychometric paradigm and risk………………………………..9 1.3.3 Beyond the quantification of risk: a sociocultural perspective…….11 1.4 MOUNTAIN CLIMBING-RELATED RESEARCH………………………….14 1.4.1 Personality and sensation seeking…………………………………14 1.4.2 Motivations and meaning…………………………………………..23 1.4.2.1 Edgework………………………………………………......23 1.4.2.2 Flow………………………………………………………...29 1.4.2.3 Other mountain climbing-related research…………………35 1.5 METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS…………………………………37 1.6 OVERVIEW OF THE FOUR EMPIRICAL CHAPTERS…………………….38 1.7 SUMMARY OF RESEARCH QUESTIONS………………………………….41 1.8 SUMMARY……………………………………………………………………42

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