Community benefits from managed resource areas an analysis of construct validity

Jordan W. Smith, Dorothy H. Anderson, Mae A. Davenport, Jessica E. Leahy

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Abstract

This research develops a theoretically informed measurement instrument for assessing local community members' perceptions of benefits that managed resource areas provide to their communities. We suggest five distinct types of community benefits dominate individuals' perceptions. These community benefits are ecological, economic, quality of life, physical and aesthetic, and social solidarity. We empirically tested the community benefits measurement instrument for construct validity with data collected from five samples of residents living adjacent to four managed resource areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-213
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Leisure Research
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Community benefits
  • Desired management outcomes
  • Outcomes-focused management
  • Scale development

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