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Perceived benefits of adventure recreational participation


Che Ibrahim, Nur Syuhada and Mohammad Afandi, Syamsul Herman and Samdin, Zaiton (2012) Perceived benefits of adventure recreational participation. In: National Research & Innovation Conference for Graduate Students in Social Sciences (GS-NRIC 2012), 7-9 Dec. 2012, Mahkota Hotel, Melaka. (pp. 923-931).


Malaysia is experiencing increasing participation in adventure recreational activities which include Mountain Biking, Wall Climbing, Bicycle Motor Cross and skateboarding. Although adventure recreational activities have always been associated with risk taking and danger, but there are valuable outcomes from partaking of such activities towards personal health and wellbeing. The objective of this study was to assess the valuable contribution of adventure activities to personal health and wellbeing of an individual who participate in this kind of activity. On-site survey was conducted at Putrajaya Challenge Park and a total of 198 usable questionnaires were obtained. In terms of perceived benefit, the mean score of Education benefit showed the highest score (3.2576) compared to the other perceived benefits which were the Psychological (3.1439), Physical (3.1128) and Social benefit (2.7963). The study provides useful information for any related parties to planning and managing recreational area especially like adventure sports.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Publisher: Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Adventure activities; Benefits; Extreme sports; Putrajaya Challenge Park
Depositing User: Erni Suraya Abdul Aziz
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 08:58
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 07:36
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/31476
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