Analyses of the Advanced Countries' Related Regulations and Perceptions to Improvement Directions for Water Leisure Activation

수상레저 활성화를 위한 선진국의 관련규제 분석 및 개선방향에 대한 인식도 분석

  • Received : 2013.07.01
  • Accepted : 2013.08.30
  • Published : 2013.08.31


The purpose of this study was to analyze the perceptions to improvement directions of related regulations for water leisure activation. In order to accomplish such study purpose, the study utilized a survey methodology with 205 water leisure participants and 117 water leisure business employees. In addition, this study attempted to review the license and education system, registration and inspection system and business organizations from the advanced countries such as US, British, Australia and Japan. Accordingly, following findings were derived from current study. First, the problems of current license system included difficulty of operating the system and deficiency of operating organizations, and the improvement directions included expansion of education organizations and differentiation of education based on levels. Second, the improvement directions of registration and inspection included simplification of registration procedures and expansion of registration and inspection organizations. Third, difficulties perceived by business employees included complexity of entry and departure, complexity of registrating water leisure business and insufficiency of supporting business policies. In conclusion, water leisure related regulations including Water Leisure Safety Act need to be reformed continuously to reflect changing demands and needs from participants and business sectors.


Water leisure;regulations;perception;improvement direction;Water Leisure Safety Act


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