Educational and Psychological Factors Influencing Application of Pro-Environmental Technologies Among Wheat Growers

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Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Pro Environmental Technologies, Application, Sustainable Agriculture, Wheat Growers
Authors:
Keshavarz, M.; Borkhani, F. Razzaghi; Salmani, M.; Rezvanfar, A.
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
3
Number:
3
Pages:
152-158
Month:
May
ISSN:
2348-3997
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Abstract:
The main purpose of this study was to investigate educational-communication and psychological factors that influenced application of pro-environmental technologies among wheat growers in Karaj county, Iran. Research was applied by farmers who resident in Karaj, central district. Stratified proportional random sampling was used, and 97 wheat growers (by Krejcie & Morgan formula) were selected. Data were collected by questionnaire, which its validity (Face validity) was obtained by Jihad-e-Agriculture exports of Karaj County and panel of faculty members of agricultural extension and education, and exports of sustainability agriculture. To measure reliability of the questionnaire, Coronbach’s Alpha formula was used (at greater than 0.7). The study found that educational level, familiarity with agricultural extension services, participation in extension- education courses, participation in FFS programs, level of communication channels usage, contacts with extension experts, participation in local associations, and cooperation were positively and significantly correlated with application of pro-environmental technologies among wheat growers. Regression analysis indicated that about 64.8% of the variation in the extent regarding pro-environmental technologies among wheat growers, could be explained by variables consisting: level of knowledge toward pro-environmental technologies, level of communication channels usage, and level of attitude toward pro-environmental technologies.

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