Title

Recreation Substitutability: A Research Agenda

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title

Leisure Sciences

Publication Date

1993

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

67

Last Page

74

Abstract

Recreation substitutability has proved to be a difficult research topic, yet the concept still holds promise for management of wildland settings. That promise is brought nearer to realization by recent progress in defining the substitutability concept and describing the array of potential substitution strategies. This article proposes a research agenda that (1) builds on recent developments concerning substitutability and several related topics and (2) addresses substantive questions about how and why different strategies are chosen. Issues for research include criteria for judging equivalency of substitutes; tradeoffs between substitution strategies; factors influencing the choice of nonequivalent (less satisfying) substitutes; the role of place attachment and perceived setting “uniqueness” in substitute choice; the role of time constraints; links between intended substitutes and actual choices; and substitutability as a factor in ceasing participation.

DOI

10.1080/01490409309513187

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