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Exploring the Relationships among Recreation Benefits, Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction
|作者:||李介祿||關鍵字:||土木水利工程類;應用研究;Recreation benefits;quality of life;life satisfaction;cross-cultural comparison;natural resource recreation||摘要:||
Exploring the relationships among recreation benefits, quality of life and life satisfactionDue to increasing discretionary income, rising living standards and the implementation oftwo-day weekend, recreation and leisure have become one of the daily necessities in modernsociety. In response to this trend, government and private enterprises have been vigorouslypromoting recreation and leisure activities and destinations, leading to booming recreationand leisure industries. Natural resource recreation not only achieves conservation efforts butalso brings physical and mental benefits to people as well as enriches people' quality of lifeand life satisfaction. Therefore, the purposes of this study are two folds: 1) To test therelationships among recreation benefits, quality of life and life satisfaction in a naturalresource recreation setting in Taiwan; 2) To examine the socio-demographic and tripcharacteristics differences of a culturally diverse natural resource recreation sample, andcompare cultural subgroup differences regarding recreation benefits, quality of life and lifesatisfaction.I plan to collect data in selected natural resource recreation areas in Taiwan. An on-sitesampling approach will be employed, targeting to three major Taiwan domestic culturalgroups including Hoklo people, Hakka, and Mainlander. I will, first, test the reliability andvalidity of the measurement regarding recreation benefits, quality of life and life satisfaction.If the concept measurement possesses reliability and validity, further analyses then focus ontesting their relationships. The causal relationships among different concepts/constructs willalso be tested to explore their further detailed relationships. For example, I will use the factoranalysis to find interpretable recreation benefits factors, and test the relationships ofindividual recreation benefits factors with quality of life and life satisfaction. Sameinvestigations will be tested in different cultural subgroups in the sample.The findings have implications for natural resource recreation management in Taiwan.Managers may market their services and activities to their diverse clienteles by emphasizingpeople's benefits derived from recreation participation. In addition, emphasis can also beplaced on customers' quality of life and life satisfaction enhancement from their recreationengagement. Discussions of the findings, management and policy implications as well asfuture research directions in this line are also provided.
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