Exploring the Psychological Antecedents of Attitude towards Indigenous Wetland Practices

Narayanan Jayakumar, M Sundaramari, D Puthira Prathap

Abstract


A study was conducted in the North eastern agro-climatic zone of Tamil Nadu, India to analyze the possible impact of the psychological antecedents of attitude towards Indigenous Wetland Practices(IWPs) among the farming community. Two hundred and nine farmers were selected at random from ten blocks in three districts of the state. Their psychological characteristics and attitude towards IWPs were assessed. The mean attitude score and the mean attitude index were analysed. The highest variable index was found in the case of Progressivism and Traditionalism, followed by Self-Reliance. Environmental orientation and Decision making ability had a positive and highly significant relationship while Scientific Orientation had a negative and highly significant relationship with attitude towards Indigenous Wetland Practices. 


Keywords


Indigenous Wetland Practices; Psychological antecedents; Attitude; India

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26725/JEE.2016.3.28.5680-5687

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