VOLUNTEERS FOR A HIGH RISK SPORT.
Technical rept., 1963-1966,
BUREAU OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH INC WASHINGTON D C
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Sport parachutists tend to be over-represented in the Western region of the United States. They are, by and large, relatively young males who look upon the sport as a masculine expression. The sport is objectively dangerous, as measured by the accident rate, and is subjectively perceived as such. Sport parachutists tend to be single-minded in their attitude to the sport, sometimes giving it priority over their commitment to family roles. Press reportage emphasizes the spectacular and exhibitionistic aspects of parachuting rather than its competitive sport aspects. Newspapers see the activity as exhibiting fun and guts and as dangerous. Author
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