1. Activity Style: The various personal meanings assigned to an activity. differences in personal meanings assigned to an activity,
2. Resource Specificity: The significance attached to using a specific recreation resource for a given recreational experience. differences in the level of significance attached to using a specific recreation resource,
3. Mode of Experience: The varying expectations of how the natural environment will be perceived. c) differences in expectations of the natural environment,
4. Lifestyle Tolerance: The tendency to accept of reject lifestyles different from one's own. (d) differences in lifestyles.
According to Jacob and Schreyer (1980), there are four major classes of factors which contribute to conflict in outdoor recreation:
(a) differences in the level of significance attached to using a specific recreation resource,
differences in personal meanings assigned to an activity, (c) differences in expectations of the natural environment, and (d) differences in lifestyles.
Users who become “attached” to a resource are believed to develop a sense of possession or perception of the place as a “central life interest.”
The degree to which a particular activity or place represents a central life interest can vary substantially among groups using an area, even among groups participating in the same activity. Thus, one individual or group may believe they are more attached to an area or an activity than a competing individual or group. This perception of differences can initiate feelings of conflict. Variation in the personal meanings visitors attach to particular activities may also be linked
coping are strategies as those that people use more typically during active participation ( recreationists can respond to unwanted situations by substituting one place for another, by altering their use patterns, and by maintaining