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The Importance of Catch Motives to Recreational Anglers: The Effects of Catch Satiation and Deprivation

The Importance of Catch Motives to Recreational Anglers: The Effects of Catch Satiation and... Motivation theory suggests that if anglers fail to catch the size, number, or species of fish they most prefer to catch, they will experience the condition of catch-deprivation. Similarly, if anglers succeed in catching the size, number, or species of fish they most prefer to catch, they will experience the condition of catch-satiation. It was hypothesized that the importance trout anglers attach to catching the size, number, or species of fish they most prefer will increase as the level of catch-deprivation increases. Our results show that trout anglers place significantly more importance on catching their preferred size, number, and/or species of fish on their next trip under conditions of increasing catch-deprivation than under conditions of catch-satiation. These results are consistent with the concepts of motivation theory and our predictions. This study represents an extension of the current state of knowledge and conceptual development concerning angler motives and further advances our understanding of the angling experience. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Dimensions of Wildlife Taylor & Francis

The Importance of Catch Motives to Recreational Anglers: The Effects of Catch Satiation and Deprivation

Human Dimensions of Wildlife , Volume 6 (3): 15 – Jul 1, 2001
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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1533-158X
eISSN
1087-1209
DOI
10.1080/108712001753461275
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Abstract

Motivation theory suggests that if anglers fail to catch the size, number, or species of fish they most prefer to catch, they will experience the condition of catch-deprivation. Similarly, if anglers succeed in catching the size, number, or species of fish they most prefer to catch, they will experience the condition of catch-satiation. It was hypothesized that the importance trout anglers attach to catching the size, number, or species of fish they most prefer will increase as the level of catch-deprivation increases. Our results show that trout anglers place significantly more importance on catching their preferred size, number, and/or species of fish on their next trip under conditions of increasing catch-deprivation than under conditions of catch-satiation. These results are consistent with the concepts of motivation theory and our predictions. This study represents an extension of the current state of knowledge and conceptual development concerning angler motives and further advances our understanding of the angling experience.

Journal

Human Dimensions of WildlifeTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 1, 2001

Keywords: Recreational Fishing; Motivation Theory; Satiation; Deprivation; Catch Motives

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