The relationship of benefits and fairness to political confidence in the U.S. Forest Service

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Title:
The relationship of benefits and fairness to political confidence in the U.S. Forest Service
Author:
Dixon, Katherine Musser, 1959-
Issue Date:
1993
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:
Because recent conflicts over U.S. Forest Service decisions may indicate that the public lacks confidence in the agency, this study sought to discover the level of and reasons for confidence in the Forest Service. Results of a nationwide mail survey of participants in Forest Service planning showed that 43% of respondents had a low level of confidence in their local Forest Service office and 55% had a low level of confidence in the agency at the national level. The survey also revealed that participants' judgments of the procedural fairness of the planning process had an important influence on confidence in the agency at both the local and national level. Judgments about the fairness of agency procedures were much more important determinants of confidence than the level of benefits participants received from the forests or their policy preferences, judgments about distributive fairness, socio-demographic characteristics or styles of participation.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.; Political Science, General.; Political Science, Public Administration.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
King, David A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe relationship of benefits and fairness to political confidence in the U.S. Forest Serviceen_US
dc.creatorDixon, Katherine Musser, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDixon, Katherine Musser, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_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.abstractBecause recent conflicts over U.S. Forest Service decisions may indicate that the public lacks confidence in the agency, this study sought to discover the level of and reasons for confidence in the Forest Service. Results of a nationwide mail survey of participants in Forest Service planning showed that 43% of respondents had a low level of confidence in their local Forest Service office and 55% had a low level of confidence in the agency at the national level. The survey also revealed that participants' judgments of the procedural fairness of the planning process had an important influence on confidence in the agency at both the local and national level. Judgments about the fairness of agency procedures were much more important determinants of confidence than the level of benefits participants received from the forests or their policy preferences, judgments about distributive fairness, socio-demographic characteristics or styles of participation.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical Science, General.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical Science, Public Administration.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKing, David A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1355113en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b3114682x9en_US
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