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The influence of wilderness activity portrayals on individual participation

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dc.contributor.advisor Walls, Celeste
dc.creator Kelley, Crystal Chorlton
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-01T21:31:19Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-01T21:31:19Z
dc.date.copyright 2008-05-21
dc.date.issued 2008-07-01T21:31:19Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/8913
dc.description Graduation date: 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract Individuals in and around a small college town were asked to take part in an interview to study their perception of wilderness activities depicted on television and other forms of media and the potential impact of these depictions on an individual's willingness to participate in wilderness activities. This study linked Uses and Gratifications Theory along with previous personal experience in shaping an individual's perception of the world around them. Results concluded that an individual's personal experiences influence how they consume and interpret wilderness activity portrayals on television and in the movies. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject wilderness activities en_US
dc.subject Cultivation Theory en_US
dc.subject Uses and Gratifications Theory en_US
dc.subject television en_US
dc.subject movies en_US
dc.subject reality-television en_US
dc.subject Survivor en_US
dc.subject Man vs. Wild en_US
dc.subject Into the Wild en_US
dc.subject Everest en_US
dc.subject River Wild en_US
dc.subject Into Thin Air en_US
dc.subject Survivor Man en_US
dc.subject Jack London en_US
dc.subject White Fang en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reality television programs -- Influence en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Outdoor life -- Public opinion en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Television viewers -- Attitudes en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Television viewers -- Psychology en_US
dc.title The influence of wilderness activity portrayals on individual participation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Interdisciplinary Studies en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Goodnow, Trischa
dc.contributor.committeemember Folts, James
dc.contributor.committeemember Safford, Scott


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