/ winter climbers study
You want people to answer then fill in your profile.
Questions are a bit generic. (I take it you have nicked this survey from elseware?) Still it makes more sense than some of the other surveys on here.
Done, but as with others I felt the questions were pretty odd in their wording, so you may get some strange results as people don't understand them/ give up part way through!
Ditto. Possibly the most peripheral study that I have seen. It looks as though the author has applied no thought to his subject whatsoever.
It seemed so irrelevant that it occurred to me that it might have been produced by a tabloid journo looking for an angle rater than a legitimate student.
Gave up, questions are worded in the most ridiculous manner. How can you use these to support a dissertation if people do not really understand them?
'Webster' asked the question - I have expressed no opinion. I was inviting him to add more to his comment - which I quoted.
Virtually identical to another recent survey - presumably both were copied from the same place
Google 'SMS-28 (sport motivation scale) (Pelletier et al., 1995)' if you want to learn more about the questions and why the are phrased as they are.
To the OP - good luck with the dissertation.
Now there are several avenues of mountaineeing which can be seen as a sport, and rightly so, such as competition sport climbing and bouldring, but these are not what the survey is directed at.
Therefore i put forward that ether the target audience is wrong, or the entire premise of the survey is wrong!
hope that clears things up
Part of me agrees, part of me disagrees with your assertion that mountaineering is a pastime not a sport. It could be a game.
Its a philosophical matter.
Two books on my book shelf consider the whole matter and more, highly recommended reading -
> Google 'SMS-28 (sport motivation scale) (Pelletier et al., 1995)' if you want to learn more about the questions and why the are phrased as they are.
When was the last time you saw anyone going thorugh anything resembling athletic preparation at the foot of a grade 1-4? Having a nice cuppa and a Mars bar and putting on something a bit warmer doesn't quite fit the sporting mould in my mind.
What if he were to address the motivation to get to the foot of Point 5 on a crisp blue day of perfect conditions before anyone else? Or the motivations of those who play that game to torture others before stepping aside at the last moment to climb Left Edge?
I've done that (torture and left edge bit) great fun!
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