Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

First Advisor

Dr. Jose R. Hinojosa

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert Wrinkle

Third Advisor

Dr. Gary Tschoepe


The purpose of this study is to assist the Brazoria County Regional Park Planning Team determine what patterns of equity preferences for allocating park and recreation resources are important among residents of Brazoria County. Random samples of equity opinions were taken. Factor analysis was used to discover three important dimensions or areas of consideration within residents belief system for allocation of regional parks. Multiple regression was used to investigate relationships between belief in equity choices and behavioral intent to support funding for equity choices. Belief and behavioral intent to support funding were found to be significantly related for allocation of regional parks.


Copyright 1998 Richard Mark Hansen. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American