THE IMPACT OF THE MEANS OF RECRUITMENT ON PERFORMANCE IN A DANGEROUS SPORT: SOCIAL, ENTHUSIASTIC AND EXHIBITIONIST SKYDIVERS.
Technical rept., 1963-1966,
BUREAU OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH INC WASHINGTON DC
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Many skydivers are recruited by friends relatively few are recruited through the mass media. Written materials are likely to attract older and more educated individuals to the sport. Individuals recruited by their friends tend to place the social group ahead of the sport and may shift to another sport rather than change their group when faced with a choice. Those who are recruited through written materials tend to be more active and enthusiastic skydivers. Those recruited through television are more interested in the exhibitionistic aspects of skydiving and, in their personalities, tend to be more passive. Those recruited by friends are more likely to be locals, concerned with the activity of their immediate skydiving group, while those recruited through the mass media are more likely to be cosmopolitans, concerned with national aspects of skydiving. Author
- Sociology and Law