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dc.contributor.authorLuoni, Sarah-Jane
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-08T00:57:35Z
dc.date.available2019-02-08T00:57:35Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/10476
dc.description.abstractThis research investigates how farmers' norms and beliefs predict adoption of 10 farm specific good management practices (GMPs) for improved water quality in Southland. These GMPs are components of Environment Southland's Water and Land 2020 & Beyond Project. Based on these GMPs, a survey was conducted which was informed by a modified version of Stern’s Values-Beliefs-Norms model (mBN). The modification excluded Stern's values and new ecological paradigm components, in order to focus on beliefs and norms as the most proximal determinants of GMP adoption. The mBN assumes a causal linear chain whereas the results suggest that beliefs and norms can independently effect adoption of GMPs. Parts of the model display significance for predicting GMP adoption but overall the results show the hypothesised mBN model was a poor fit to the observed data. The discussion identifies the potential role of the individual beliefs and norm components as targeted intervention points for desired behaviour change and considers alternative models and their merits for future research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectSouthlanden
dc.subjectgood management practiceen
dc.subjectfarmingen
dc.subjectagricultureen
dc.subjectwater qualityen
dc.subjectbehavioural theoryen
dc.subjectvaluesen
dc.subjectbeliefsen
dc.subjectnormalityen
dc.subjectpro-environmental behaviouren
dc.subjectfreshwateren
dc.subjectsocial licenseen
dc.titleWhy do good? Understanding the role of farmers' norms and beliefs as predictors of adoption of good management practice in Southlanden
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Natural Resource Management and Ecological Engineeringen
lu.thesis.supervisorKerr, Geoffrey
lu.thesis.supervisorSteel, Gary
lu.thesis.supervisorVogel, Stefan
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc050209 Natural Resource Managementen


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