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Journal:   JOURNAL OF AGROECOLOGY (كشاورزي بوم شناختي)   2017 , Volume 7 , Number 2 ; Page(s) 93 To 105.
 
Paper: 

INVESTIGATING THE ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR OF DRYLAND WHEAT GROWERS FACING CLIMATE CHANGE IN KERMANSHAH COUNTY: BY PROTECTION MOTIVATION THEORY

 
 
Author(s):  AZADI YOUSOF, YAZDANPANAH MASOUD*, FOROZANI MASOUMEH, MAHMOUDI HOSSEIN
 
* DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND EDUCATION, KHUZESTAN RAMIN AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES UNIVERSITY MOLLASANI, AHWAZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Climate change is considered one of the most critical socio-ecological challenges of the 21st century (Kittipongvises and Mino, 2015). Current scientific evidence proves that it has been induced by humans (Cismaru et al., 2011). Adaptation is necessary for addressing climate change (Lam, 2015). Climate change has considerable negative effects on growers' adaptive behavior to deal with this phenomenon and the effects will be felt most by vulnerable populations. The purpose of this study is to investigate wheat growers facing climate change in Kermanshah County and their adaptive behavior based on protection motivation theory to the survey method.
Materials and methods: The study population included all wheat growers in Kermanshah County. The statistical sample was 232 wheat growers selected through a multi-stage cluster sampling. The face validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by experts. The reliability of the main scales of the questionnaire was examined by Cronbach Alpha coefficients, which were all at an acceptable level Results indicated a significant positive correlation between response efficacy, self-efficacy response, response costs, perceived severity, and perceived vulnerability with variable growers' adaptive behavior.
Results and discussion: The results showed that the variables of self-efficacy response, perceived vulnerability and response costs have a direct effect on the variable positive growers' adaptive behavior. Collectively, these variables are capable of predicting 34 % of the variability of growers' adaptive behavior. The most effective variable in predicting adaptive behavior of farmers in the face of climate change was self-efficacy of the response, which has a direct and significant effect on farmers' adaptive behavior.
Conclusion: This suggests that to identify the adaptive methods of farmers and especially the ease of carrying out adaptive measures for climate change, Agricultural Jihad and its affiliated centers should host training classes on adaptive behaviors in order to facilitate activities and effective strategies for change.

 
Keyword(s): CLIMATE CHANGE, DROUGHT, GREENHOUSE GASES, ADAPTATION BEHAVIOR, FARMERS, PROTECTION MOTIVATION THEORY, MODEL
 
 
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AZADI, Y., & YAZDANPANAH, M., & FOROZANI, M., & MAHMOUDI, H. (2017). INVESTIGATING THE ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR OF DRYLAND WHEAT GROWERS FACING CLIMATE CHANGE IN KERMANSHAH COUNTY: BY PROTECTION MOTIVATION THEORY. JOURNAL OF AGROECOLOGY (کشاورزی بوم شناختی), 7(2 ), 93-105. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=569793



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AZADI YOUSOF, YAZDANPANAH MASOUD, FOROZANI MASOUMEH, MAHMOUDI HOSSEIN. INVESTIGATING THE ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR OF DRYLAND WHEAT GROWERS FACING CLIMATE CHANGE IN KERMANSHAH COUNTY: BY PROTECTION MOTIVATION THEORY. JOURNAL OF AGROECOLOGY (کشاورزی بوم شناختی). 2017 [cited 2021May11];7(2 ):93-105. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=569793



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AZADI, Y., YAZDANPANAH, M., FOROZANI, M., MAHMOUDI, H., 2017. INVESTIGATING THE ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR OF DRYLAND WHEAT GROWERS FACING CLIMATE CHANGE IN KERMANSHAH COUNTY: BY PROTECTION MOTIVATION THEORY. JOURNAL OF AGROECOLOGY (کشاورزی بوم شناختی), [online] 7(2 ), pp.93-105. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=569793.



 
 
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