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Subject/Keyword
Acculturation
Marginality
Attitudes towards parks
Park visitation
Leisure attitudes
Chinese Canadian
Environment identity
Convenience sampling
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Lin, Yanan
Supervisor and department
Halpenny, Elizabeth (Physical Education and Recreation)
Examining committee member and department
Walker, Gordon (Physical Education and Recreation)
Reichwein, PearlAnn (Physical Education and Recreation)
Hvenegaard, Glen ( Augustana Campus)
Department
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
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Date accepted
2010-08-30T19:37:25Z
Graduation date
2010-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This thesis examined factors affecting Chinese Canadians’ visitation to local parks and distant parks. These factors included environment identity, leisure attitudes, attitudes towards parks, level of acculturation and marginality. It was anticipated that these factors would positively predict Chinese Canadians’ visitation to parks. Convenience sampling of Chinese Canadians was conducted at three cities, Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton. A self-completed questionnaire was used to collect data. The average response rate was 42%; 624 questionnaires were input into the data file. Passive activities characterized respondents’ participation in park-based activities. Lack of time was the most frequently reported constraint to visiting parks. Respondents’ suggestions for improving the park visitor experience included better and more accessible washrooms and parking lots, more entertainment facilities and more facilities for children. Respondents reported high levels of environmental identity, positive attitudes towards parks, and positive attitudes towards leisure, as well as moderate levels of acculturation. Results from multiple regression analysis revealed that only environmental identity positively predicted visits to local and distant parks.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3VM8V
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License granted by Yanan Lin (xiaoshihouon@hotmail.com) on 2010-08-27T19:45:39Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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