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Outdoor recreation behaviors and preferences of urban racial/ethnic groups: an example from the Chicago area

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Year Published

2001

Publication

In: Gerard, Kyle, comp., ed. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern recreation research symposium; 2000 April 2-4; Bolton Landing, NY. General Technical Report NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station: 159-164

Abstract

A study of outdoor recreation preferences and behavior of Non-Hispanic White Americans (n=618), Aferican Americans (n=6470, and Hispanic Americans (n=346) in Cook County, Illinois was conducted in early 1999. Respondents were contacted in a phone survey using random digit dailing and a quota for each group. Important similarities and differences were found among these three groups in their participation in 43 activities and use of 20 places. In addition, gender, age, education, income, residence, and household size helped explain outdoor recreation preferences and behavior. Results reported here reinforced the need to avoid sterotyping particular groups or using simple explanations of their outdoor recreation behavior.

Citation

Dwyer, John F.; Barro, Susan C. 2001. Outdoor recreation behaviors and preferences of urban racial/ethnic groups: an example from the Chicago area. In: Gerard, Kyle, comp., ed. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern recreation research symposium; 2000 April 2-4; Bolton Landing, NY. General Technical Report NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station: 159-164

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