publication . Article . 2007

Perceived benefits of hiking as an outdoor recreation activity in Hong Kong

Marafa, Lawal M.; Ting, Ho Yan; Cheong, Chau Kwai;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Aug 2007 Journal: Licere, volume 10, issue 2 (issn: 1981-3171, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Programa de Pós-Graduação Interdisciplinar em Estudos do lazer
Abstract
ABSTRACT : It is perceived that psychological benefits motivate people to seek outdoor experiences in addition to social and biological benefits. Individual needs are usually influenced by one’s socio-demographic situation, past experience, personal attitudes and values among other factors. In this study, a survey was conducted that assessed individual perception and satisfaction of hiking activities (n=146). Enjoying nature and escaping from physical pressure are the most important outcomes perceived by respondents whereas developing leadership skills and family togetherness are least important. Paired t-test determined that a significant proportion of responde...
Subjects
free text keywords: Recreação ao ar livre, Recreação - aspectos psicológicos, Satisfação, Lazer., Recreação ao ar livre; Recreação - aspectos psicológicos; Satisfação; Lazer., lcsh:Recreation. Leisure, lcsh:GV1-1860

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