ERIC Number: EJ1124306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Minimizing Disparities and Developing Support by Identifying Differences in Confidence and Knowledge Related to Water Issues
Taylor, Melissa; Lamm, Alexa J.
Journal of Extension, v54 n6 Article 6FEA6 Dec 2016
Extension educators face challenges as they strive to keep up with critical issues in their communities, such as those surrounding water. A growing population and a diminishing water supply necessitate that Florida residents become more knowledgeable about water issues. We conducted research to determine how confident both the general public and decision makers are in Florida's water resources and to assess how aware both groups are of the state's water policies. The results revealed significant statistical differences between the two groups in almost every category analyzed. We propose relevant ways to engage in targeted programming that will bridge the gap between the general public and decision makers.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Water, Natural Resources, State Policy, Knowledge Level, Differences, Online Surveys, Counties, Public Officials, Public Opinion, State Legislation, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Information Seeking, Preferences, Statistical Significance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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