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Master of Forestry (MF)




Women participating in Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program workshops were surveyed as to their attitudes, interests, and participation in outdoor recreation activities. The survey, administered to 265 women between October 2002 and June 2003, examined demographic characteristics, motivational factors for participation, similarities and differences between firsttime and returning participants, and their change in recreational behavior after the workshops. The study identified most BOW participants as urban, white, 45 - 50 years of age, highly educated and with a high household income. Most have maintained a long-term relationship, but have no children in the household. The participants had a wide range of motivational factors for participation in the program, and returning participants differed from first-time participants. This study also revealed satisfaction in the program in meeting not only the needs of women in Texas, but also the goals of the sponsoring agency.



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