policy evaluation

Activities, motivations and satisfaction of urban parks visitors: A structural equation modeling analysis. Economic Analysis and Policy, 70: 502-513

This paper examines the structure of activities motives and satisfaction relating to visits to the Antonis Tritsis park located in metropolitan Athens. Structural Equation Modeling (hereafter SEM) is used to estimate how individual structures are related to each other. Our research methodology was developed in two steps. In the first step, factor analysis was used in order to extract the factors which led to visits to the park. In the second step, SEM was applied to identify the relationships between activities, motivations and visit satisfaction of visitors.