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Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Understand Family Forest Owners’ Intended Responses to Invasive Forest Insects

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Holt, JR; Butler, BJ; Borsuk, ME; Markowski-Lindsay, M; MacLean, MG; Thompson, JR
Published in: Society and Natural Resources
January 1, 2021

Private landowner participation in management initiatives can be encouraged by interventions, which must resonate with the underlying subjective motivations of the landowners. In this study, we use the Theory of Planned Behavior to gauge the relative influences of (1) attitudes; (2) subjective norms; and (3) perceived behavioral control on landowner intentions to harvest trees threatened by invasive insects. We use a survey (n = 696) to estimate the effects of these latent factors among family forest owners in New England. Our results suggest that, overall, normative pressures are the dominant influence on landowners’ harvest intentions. However, for certain subgroups, such as those with especially high levels of knowledge and experience with forest insects, or those with forestry experience, attitudes are dominant. Perceived behavioral control was not revealed to be dominant among any of our subgroups. These findings can be used to inform landowner interventions that are differentiated by landowner type.

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Society and Natural Resources

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1521-0723

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0894-1920

Publication Date

January 1, 2021

Volume

34

Issue

8

Start / End Page

1001 / 1018

Related Subject Headings

  • Ecology
 

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Holt, J. R., Butler, B. J., Borsuk, M. E., Markowski-Lindsay, M., MacLean, M. G., & Thompson, J. R. (2021). Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Understand Family Forest Owners’ Intended Responses to Invasive Forest Insects. Society and Natural Resources, 34(8), 1001–1018. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2021.1924330
Holt, J. R., B. J. Butler, M. E. Borsuk, M. Markowski-Lindsay, M. G. MacLean, and J. R. Thompson. “Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Understand Family Forest Owners’ Intended Responses to Invasive Forest Insects.” Society and Natural Resources 34, no. 8 (January 1, 2021): 1001–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2021.1924330.
Holt JR, Butler BJ, Borsuk ME, Markowski-Lindsay M, MacLean MG, Thompson JR. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Understand Family Forest Owners’ Intended Responses to Invasive Forest Insects. Society and Natural Resources. 2021 Jan 1;34(8):1001–18.
Holt, J. R., et al. “Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Understand Family Forest Owners’ Intended Responses to Invasive Forest Insects.” Society and Natural Resources, vol. 34, no. 8, Jan. 2021, pp. 1001–18. Scopus, doi:10.1080/08941920.2021.1924330.
Holt JR, Butler BJ, Borsuk ME, Markowski-Lindsay M, MacLean MG, Thompson JR. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Understand Family Forest Owners’ Intended Responses to Invasive Forest Insects. Society and Natural Resources. 2021 Jan 1;34(8):1001–1018.

Published In

Society and Natural Resources

DOI

EISSN

1521-0723

ISSN

0894-1920

Publication Date

January 1, 2021

Volume

34

Issue

8

Start / End Page

1001 / 1018

Related Subject Headings

  • Ecology