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Title: Mountain areas and visitor usage - motivations and determinants of satisfaction : the case of Pirongia Forest Park, New Zealand
Authors: Pan, S 
Ryan, C
Keywords: Ecotourism
Forest Parks
Mountains
New Zealand
Protected area management
Recreation
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Journal of sustainable tourism, 2007, v. 15 , no. 3, p. 288-308 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of sustainable tourism 
Abstract: This paper reports on visitor motivations and satisfaction at Pirongia Forest Park, New Zealand. The study used a derivative of the Leisure Motivation Scale to assess motives, and a factor analysis confirmed five dimensions of 'relaxation,'social needs', 'a sense of belonging', 'mastery skills'. and 'intellectual needs'. From the scales, five clusters were identified; 'active social relaxers', 'enthusiastic visitors' nature isolates'. 'relaxers', and 'reluctant visitors'. Using regression analysis, it appears that 'pull' factors are better predictors of overall satisfaction than motivational 'push' factors, but a key aspect is that among local residents who use the Park there is a high level of repeat usage. Management implications are explored.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/55709
ISSN: 0966-9582
EISSN: 1747-7646
DOI: 10.2167/jost662.0
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