Weather, Values, Capacity and Concern: Toward a Social-Cognitive Model of Specialty Crop Farmers’ Perceptions of Climate Change Risk

dc.contributor.author Han, Guang
dc.contributor.author Schoolman, Ethan
dc.contributor.author Arbuckle, J. Gordon
dc.contributor.author Arbuckle, J. Gordon
dc.contributor.author Morton, Lois
dc.contributor.department Sociology
dc.date 2021-08-25T06:12:15.000
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-09T23:07:49Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-09T23:07:49Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2021
dc.date.issued 2021-06-24
dc.description.abstract <p>As specialty crop production has become increasingly important to U.S. agriculture, public and private stakeholders have called for research and outreach efforts centered on risks posed by climate change. Drawing on a survey of specialty crop farmers, this study explores farmers’ perceptions of climate change risks. Underlying cognitive, experiential, and socio-cultural factors hypothesized to influence farmers’ climate change risk perceptions are tested using structural equation modeling techniques. Results show that specialty crop farmers exhibit an overall moderate concern about climatic risks. The more capable and prepared farmers feel themselves to be, the less concerned they are about climate change. Farmers who have recently experienced more extreme weather events perceive climate change to present greater risks. In addition, farmers’ risk perceptions are also shaped by attitudes toward human exemptionalism and productivism values. Based on these findings, we provide recommendations for outreach and future research.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a manuscript of an article published as Han, Guang, Ethan D. Schoolman, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr, and Lois Wright Morton. "Weather, Values, Capacity and Concern: Toward a Social-Cognitive Model of Specialty Crop Farmers’ Perceptions of Climate Change Risk." <em>Environment and Behavior</em> (2021). doi:<a href="https://doi.org/10.1177%2F00139165211026607">10.1177/00139165211026607</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1177/00139165211026607
dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Climate
dc.subject.disciplines Community-Based Research
dc.subject.disciplines Design of Experiments and Sample Surveys
dc.subject.disciplines Rural Sociology
dc.subject.keywords climate change
dc.subject.keywords risk perception
dc.subject.keywords mental models
dc.subject.keywords specialty crop farmers
dc.subject.keywords SEM
dc.title Weather, Values, Capacity and Concern: Toward a Social-Cognitive Model of Specialty Crop Farmers’ Perceptions of Climate Change Risk
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