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dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorLawton, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.editorVirginia H. Daleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:24:47Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:24:47Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-30T07:01:03Z
dc.identifier.issn0364-152Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00267-007-9043-9en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/21471
dc.description.abstractTo address the dearth of literature on the relations between local residents in urban areas and nearby higher-order exurban protected areas, this study examined the perceptions of Columbia (South Carolina) residents toward Congaree National Park. Mail-out survey results from a random sample of 455 adult residents showed positive overall attitudes toward the park, although this did not extend to a desire to personally volunteer in park activities. Cluster analysis on the basis of seven perceptual statements produced three groups: "very enthusiastic park supporters" (VEPS), accounting for one fourth of the sample; "less enthusiastic park supporters" (LEPS), accounting for approximately one half of the sample; and "ambivalents" (AMBS), accounting for the rest. The AMBS tend to be younger than members of the other clusters and have higher income, but enthusiasm was more clearly related to high levels of interaction and awareness relative to the park. Managerial implications of the study are considered, including the need to encourage higher levels of park awareness and visitation, as well as more ecologically responsible behavior, among residents of the greater Columbia urban area.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom389en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto397en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnvironmental Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350501en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350503en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350507en_US
dc.titlePerceptions of a Nearby Exurban Protected Area in South Carolina, United Statesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Springer. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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