ERIC Number: EJ1085436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Understanding Public Engagement in Water Conservation Behaviors and Knowledge of Water Policy: Promising Hints for Extension
Huang, Pei-wen; Lamm, Alexa J.
Journal of Extension, v53 n6 Article 6RIB1 Dec 2015
Sustaining water resources is a primary issue facing Florida Extension. The study reported here identified how experience with water issues and familiarity with water policies affected individuals' engagement in water conservation behaviors. A public opinion survey was conducted online to capture Florida residents' responses. The findings indicated experience with water issues and familiarity with water policies were predictors of individuals' engagement in civic water conservation behaviors. Given this, Extension educators developing programs and educational materials about water conservation behaviors should cover information related to water policies because participants will be more inclined to engage if they are familiar with policies.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Familiarity, Water, Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Public Opinion, Online Surveys, Predictor Variables, Behavior Change, Public Policy, Outreach Programs, Citizen Participation, Learning Experience, Natural Resources
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida