A Cognitive Scale Development and Psychological Model Verification of the Pursuit of Adventure Leisure Activities

모험적 여가활동의 인지 차원 척도 개발과 모형검증

  • Kwak, Jae-Hyun (Department of Tourism Management, Keimyung University) ;
  • Hong, Kyung-Wan (Department of Tourism Management, Keimyung University)
  • 곽재현 (계명대학교 관광경영학과) ;
  • 홍경완 (계명대학교 관광경영학과)
  • Received : 2018.01.04
  • Accepted : 2018.03.20
  • Published : 2018.03.28


The purpose of this study is to explore the experience of participants in the adventurous leisure activities and to examine the structural relations of the cognitive experience, the emotional experience and adherence intention. Robust quantitative measures were developed from rich qualitative data. The five dimensions selected from two preliminary tests were being away, technical enhancement, fascination with nature, challenge, and interpersonal trust. The cognitive dimensions have a significant effect on the emotional arousal - pleasure dimension. Our study also shows a positive causal relationship between emotional experience and adherence intention. Implications of this study include 1) a developed questionnaire for measuring the cognitive experience dimension of adventure leisure and establishing a foundation for future research, and 2) an identified psychological model among cognitive, emotion, and intention. We offer opportunities to better understand the psychological factors that motivate participation in adventure leisure.


Adventure leisure;Cognitive experience;Arousal;Structure equation model;Adherence intention


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