An attitude measurement approach to the analysis of decision- making concerning the man-nature policy problem.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191526
Title:
An attitude measurement approach to the analysis of decision- making concerning the man-nature policy problem.
Author:
Kanerva, Roger.
Issue Date:
1969
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The study was involved with the decision-making behavior of a group of professionals and interested laymen in the field of natural resources. The study measured their frame of reference concerning a basic policy problem: the man-nature interaction. Systems models were developed to represent the mannature interaction, and the respondents' decision-making. The frame of reference was represented by a culture-nature interaction continuum. An attitude continuum developed with Louis Guttman's Scalogram analysis was used to make the frame of reference continuum operational. The qualitative variable used was attitude towards human management. A questionnaire administered to the study group served as the data source. In general, the scale analysis was successful. The study group was found to be approaching a balanced and objective attitude and reference position. They needed more nature and less culture in their frame of reference. The study also related various socioeconomic factors to the respondents' scale score. In general, this analysis was not as successful. It was found that certain socioeconomic factors such as occupation, group affiliation, and media use influenced attitude behavior.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Nature -- Effect of human beings on.; Decision making.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Watershed Management; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
King, David A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn attitude measurement approach to the analysis of decision- making concerning the man-nature policy problem.en_US
dc.creatorKanerva, Roger.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKanerva, Roger.en_US
dc.date.issued1969en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe study was involved with the decision-making behavior of a group of professionals and interested laymen in the field of natural resources. The study measured their frame of reference concerning a basic policy problem: the man-nature interaction. Systems models were developed to represent the mannature interaction, and the respondents' decision-making. The frame of reference was represented by a culture-nature interaction continuum. An attitude continuum developed with Louis Guttman's Scalogram analysis was used to make the frame of reference continuum operational. The qualitative variable used was attitude towards human management. A questionnaire administered to the study group served as the data source. In general, the scale analysis was successful. The study group was found to be approaching a balanced and objective attitude and reference position. They needed more nature and less culture in their frame of reference. The study also related various socioeconomic factors to the respondents' scale score. In general, this analysis was not as successful. It was found that certain socioeconomic factors such as occupation, group affiliation, and media use influenced attitude behavior.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNature -- Effect of human beings on.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDecision making.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWatershed Managementen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairKing, David A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFreeman, Donald M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKnorr, Philip N.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213413247en_US
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