Determinants of Responsible Hiking Behavior: Results from a Stated Choice Experiment

  title={Determinants of Responsible Hiking Behavior: Results from a Stated Choice Experiment},
  author={Tian Guo and Jordan W. Smith and Yu-Fai Leung and Erin Seekamp and Roger L. Moore},
  journal={Environmental Management},
This research examined the determinants of responsible hiking behavior through a lab-based experiment in which two managerial factors believed to influence individuals’ behavior (the presentation of an educational message and the method of displaying degraded trail conditions) were varied across four experimental treatments in a 2 × 2 between subjects factorial design. The effect of trail degradation type (muddiness and erosion) and severity (moderate or severe) of trail degradation were also… 
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Environmental psychology matters.
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  • Psychology
    Annual review of psychology
  • 2014
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