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Sustaining and improving the social condition of river ecosystems

Pisarski, Anne & Cary, John (2011) Sustaining and improving the social condition of river ecosystems. In 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, Academy of Management, San Antonio, Texas.

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Abstract

This study uses and extends the theory of planned behavior to develop and empirically test a model of the social condition of riparian behavior. The theory of planned behavior is applicable to understanding the complexity of social conditions underlying waterway health. SEM identified complex interrelationships between variables. Aspects of respondent’s beliefs impacted on their stated intentions and behavior and were partially mediated by perceived behavioral control. The way in which people used waterways also influenced their actions. This study adds to theoretical knowledge through the development of scales that measure aspects of the social condition of waterways and examines their interrelationships for the first time. It extends the theory of planned behaviour through the incorporation of an objective measure of participants knowledge of waterway health. It also has practical implications for managers involved in sustaining and improving the social condition of river ecosystems.

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ID Code: 46800
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Sustainability, Trust Management, Social Innovation, Community Partnership
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Academy of Management
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2011 10:48
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2011 03:09

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