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An Exploration of Hiking Risk Perception: Dimensions and Antecedent Factors
She, Shengxiang1,2,3; Tian, Yunzhang3; Lu, Lin1; Eimontaite, Iveta4; Xie, Ting5; Sun, Yan6
First AuthorShengxiang She
Correspondent Emailyan sun
Contribution Rank6
Abstract

Hiking is a form of green tourism which deserves promotion and popularization, especially in present day China. However, the risks inherent in hiking could have a negative impact on the development of hiking tourism. It is important to better understand how people perceive the risks of hiking and what type of experience attributes they prefer. However, no studies have investigated the nature of risk perception from the perspective of hikers. This study explores the dimensions of the perceived risk of hiking and investigates the associated factors of hiking risk perception as well as hiking preference. A questionnaire with 18 items was used to capture people's perception of hiking risks, and two groups of samples were surveyed. Generally, this study identified two dimensions of perceived risk towards hiking based on a sample of hikers, i.e., physical risk and psychological risk. Demographic variables such as gender, upbringing background, and hiking frequency were shown to predict hiking risk perception while gender and hiking frequency predicted route preference. The personality trait of sensation seeking appeared to be a significant predictor of hiking preference. These findings lend themselves to market segmentation and marketing strategies on hiking tourism.

Keywordhiking risk perception sensation seeking China
2019-06-01
Language英语
DOI10.3390/ijerph16111986
Source PublicationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
ISSN1660-4601
Volume16Issue:11Pages:14
Subtypearticle
Indexed BySCI
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation (NNSF) of China[71361004] ; Soft Science Project of Guizhou Science and Technology Department[LH [2014]7263] ; Beijing Natural Science Foundation[9162017]
PublisherMDPI
WOS KeywordSENSATION SEEKING SCALE ; PERCEIVED RISK ; TOURISM ; SATISFACTION ; WILLINGNESS ; TERRORISM ; BEHAVIOR ; WORRY
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
WOS IDWOS:000472132900114
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/29401
Collection中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorSun, Yan
Affiliation1.Guizhou Univ Finance & Econ, Sch Business, Guiyang 550025, Guizhou, Peoples R China
2.Guilin Univ Technol, Sch Business, Guilin 541004, Peoples R China
3.Shannxi Univ Technol, Ctr Behav Decis, Hanzhong 723000, Peoples R China
4.Univ Sheffield, Sheffield Robot, Sheffield S1 3JD, S Yorkshire, England
5.Beijing Inst Petrochem Technol, Dept Tourism Management, Beijing 102617, Peoples R China
6.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Behav Sci, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
Corresponding Author AffilicationKey Laboratory of Behavioral Science, CAS
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She, Shengxiang,Tian, Yunzhang,Lu, Lin,et al. An Exploration of Hiking Risk Perception: Dimensions and Antecedent Factors[J]. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH,2019,16(11):14.
APA She, Shengxiang,Tian, Yunzhang,Lu, Lin,Eimontaite, Iveta,Xie, Ting,&Sun, Yan.(2019).An Exploration of Hiking Risk Perception: Dimensions and Antecedent Factors.INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH,16(11),14.
MLA She, Shengxiang,et al."An Exploration of Hiking Risk Perception: Dimensions and Antecedent Factors".INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH 16.11(2019):14.
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