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dc.contributor.supervisor Bjornlund, Henning
dc.contributor.supervisor Klein, K. K. (Kurt K.)
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Wencui
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-08T20:42:14Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-08T20:42:14Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3523
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study is to develop a better understanding of farmers’ behavioural intentions to possible water policy changes in Alberta. A survey of irrigators in southern Alberta was conducted in 2012 and the data were analyzed with Structural Equation Models. Findings indicate that farm business characteristics, values, attitudes, and past behaviour influenced farmers’ behavioural intentions towards water policy changes. Farmers’ intention to agree to volumetric water pricing was influenced negatively by business cycle and positively by values of Universalism related to nature and farming business attitudes; farmers’ intention to transfer water was influenced negatively by business cycle, values of Universalism related to human and land attachment attitudes, and positively by values of Universalism related to nature. Farms’ position in the business cycle was positively related to intentions to improve irrigation equipment; past behaviour was negatively related to intention to reduce irrigation water if the price of water increased. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Alberta Innovates: Energy and Environment Solution, Nexen Corporation en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Economics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Water Policy en_US
dc.subject Behavioural Intention en_US
dc.subject Factor en_US
dc.subject Structural Equation Modeling en_US
dc.subject Value en_US
dc.subject Attitude en_US
dc.subject Irrigation en_US
dc.subject Alberta en_US
dc.title A structural equation modeling approach to factors that influence farmers' behaviour and behavioural intentions towards water policy changes en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Economics en_US
dc.degree.level Ph.D en_US
dc.degree.level PhD
dc.proquest.subject 0595 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0473 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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