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dc.contributor.authorLawton, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.editorJames Bausser, Professor and Associate Dean, Uni of Nevada Las Vegasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:24:48Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:24:48Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-10-28T07:02:30Z
dc.identifier.issn07351968en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/21643
dc.description.abstractA symbiotic approach to park management holds that visitation offers benefits both to visitor and park (as through the beneficial activism), and hence should be encouraged. Accordingly, factors that constrain visitation to a park should be identified and mitigated, especially as they apply to local residents whose daily behavior is likely to affect nearby protected areas. The issue of mutual resident/park benefit is particularly important in strictly protected areas near large urban centers, yet no research to date has investigated resident constraints to visitation in such contexts. To address this gap, this study surveyed 455 adult residents of the Columbia (South Carolina) urban area and found after weighting the sample for the underrepresentation of African-Americans that over one-half had never visited nearby Congaree National Park. Non-visitors were more likely to be African-Americans, those whose household members had not previously visited the park, and those with household incomes exceeding $50,000. Hierarchical cluster analysis of non-visitors revealed a dominant group of "procrastinators" (52% of the sample) who claimed to be interested in visiting but had not found the time to do so. They were otherwise unconstrained. "Unawares" (28%), did not know about the park's existence, while the remaining 'multi-constrained' (20%), were hampered by multiple intrapersonal, interpersonal, and structural problems including poor health, lack of awareness, lack of companionship, and concerns about safety. Older residents, African-Americans, and those with lower incomes were disproportionately represented in the latter cluster. The "unawares" were significantly younger and resident in the Columbia area for fewer years than members of the other clusters.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.publisherSagamore Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeChampaign, IL, USAen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://js.sagamorepub.com/jpra/article/view/1305en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom66en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto82en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Park and Recreation Administrationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350504en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350507en_US
dc.titleFactors associated with non-visitation by area to Congaree National Park, South Carolinaen_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 Sagamore Publishing. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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