Recreational fishers' motivations at wetland destinations: The push and pull theory approach

Çifçi İ., Atsız O., Kahraman O. C., İstanbullu Dinçer F. F.

Leisure Sciences, vol.0, no.0, pp.1-35, 2021 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 0 Issue: 0
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Leisure Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, CAB Abstracts, Environment Index, Geobase, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Index, PAIS International, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Sociological abstracts, SportDiscus, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-35
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


This study aimed at developing and validating a scale to examine recreational fishing tourists' motivations at wetland destinations by applying the push and pull motivation theory within the scope of adventure tourism. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative data from travelers participating in recreational fishing activities in Turkey, a scale generation phase was followed to develop a purified push and pull motivation scale. The findings revealed three push motivations (e.g., fishing, nature, and socio-cultural aspects of the destination) and three pull motivations (e.g., geographic attributes and infrastructure, local culture and customs, and activity). Furthermore, several theoretical and managerial implications with suggestions for further studies were discussed.