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The role of time in place attachment

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Smaldone, David

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2007

Publication

In: Burns, R.; Robinson, K., comps. Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2006 April 9-11; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-14. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 47-56.

Abstract

Quantitative studies have found that the length of association is an important variable affecting place attachment (Kaltenborn 1998, Moore & Graefe 1994, Patterson & Williams 1991, Vorkinn & Riese 2001). These studies, however, have provided less insight into how and why time is involved in the process of forming place attachment, as well as the meanings that make up that attachment. This study used a mixed methods approach to shed light on time and place attachment of both visitors and locals in Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole, WY. Results indicate that length of association plays an important role in the process that connects people with places, and the different ways that time influences place meanings are discussed.

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Citation

Smaldone, David. 2007. The role of time in place attachment. In: Burns, R.; Robinson, K., comps. Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2006 April 9-11; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-14. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 47-56.

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