Family recreation has been recognized as an effective vehicle in the provision of family customs and promotion of healthy youth development. In particular, outdoor-based recreation with its inherent challenges often offers opportunities for a family to grow together and maintain cohesive-ness. Building on antecedent research, this study attempts to explore factors associated with the motivation for the outdoor-based family recreation participation. Further, the preference of activity involvement between visitors who travel with at least one child versus visitors without youth was also examined. A total 1282 surveys were administrated and analyzed. The results indicate that visitors who travel with a child are significantly different from those who travel without youth in their motivations and activity preferences. Research limitations and implications are also discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Psychology
- Cultural Studies
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management