Development and Validation of the Outdoor Activity Profile (OAP): A Research Note

Authors

  • Andrew Lacanienta Texas A&M University
  • Mat Duerden Brigham Young University
  • Peter Ward Brigham Young University
  • Ramon Zabriskie Brigham Young University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18666/JPRA-2018-V36-I2-8505

Keywords:

involvement outside, outdoor activities, measurement, satisfaction

Abstract

This study sought to design and validate the Outdoor Activity Profile (OAP), which was based on the Family Leisure Activity Profile (FLAP; Zabriskie & McCormick, 2001). The OAP was designed to measure and categorize involvement as opposed to time in outdoor activities. Data were collected from undergraduate students on two occasions separated by four weeks. Significant correlations existed between all time one and time two involvement scores, thereby supporting the OAP’s test-retest reliability. Descriptive data is presented outlining involvement, satisfaction, and whom respondents were with during activity categories. One-way ANOVA results describe differences between male and female outdoor activity involvement and satisfaction across several categories. Practitioners’ applications of the OAP and future research are discussed.Subscribe to JPRA

Author Biographies

Andrew Lacanienta, Texas A&M University

Andrew Lacanienta is a PhD student in the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University.

Mat Duerden, Brigham Young University

Mat Duerden is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Experience Design and Management at Brigham Young University.

Peter Ward, Brigham Young University

Peter Ward is an Associate Professor in the Department of Experience Design and Management at Brigham Young University.

Ramon Zabriskie, Brigham Young University

Ramon Zabriskie is a Professor in the Department of Experience Design and Management at Brigham Young University.

Published

2018-05-31