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The Meanings of Leisure Constraints and Facilitators in Recreational Specialization :A Content Analysis of Specialized Anglers' Interviews on F-TV

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2010, 34(3), pp.237-260
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

Song Young-Min 1

1안양대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study was to explore why some recreationists progress while others do not in their level of specialization. Particularly, this study examined the role of leisure constraints and facilitators among Korean anglers' specialization A content analysis of five specialized anglers' interviews on F-TV showed that the specialized anglers' passed the stages of development such as 'beginning', 'progression', 'turning point', 'effort and development' and finally reached the 'specialization level'. In addition, as specialists, they experienced 'optimal experience' and 'psychological rewards. Also, sport fishing was their central life interest. Furthermore, it was found that leisure constraints and facilitators had incessantly influences on their process of recreational specialization. Some theoretical and practical implications were also proposed.

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