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Main Title Measuring and Developing Methods of Attitude and Motivational Change in Implementing the Big Blue River Basin Water Plan.
Author McPartlan, Edward J. ;
CORP Author Doane Coll., Crete, Nebr.
Year Published 1973
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3696; OWRR-C-3160(3696); 12491,; C-3160(3696)(1)
Stock Number PB-222 274
Additional Subjects ( River basin development ; Public opinion) ; ( Attitude surveys ; River basin development) ; ( Water resources ; Public opinion) ; Nebraska ; Big Blue River Basin ; Demographic surveys ; Water pollution ; Chlorination ; Agriculture ; Recreation ; Irrigation ; Flood control ; Water pollution abatement
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NTIS  PB-222 274 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 205p
Abstract
A series of public opinion surveys was used to determine what demographic factors were most related to people's attitudes toward water resources use, to discover public attitudes toward various issues concerned with water resources use, and to test and compare methods of communicating knowledge about water resources problems. The results indicated that higher incomes, more years of formal education, younger age groups, and town residence were more associated with positive attitudes toward water resources use than other variables. A close relationship to farming was less favorably associated with positive attitudes toward water resources use than any other demographic factor. Attitudes were generally positive toward proper farming methods, small watershed development, pollution abatement, and to a lesser extent for recreational development. Informational sources pervaded by personal contact and inducing personal involvement were more closely associated with significant short-term attitude change than more impersonal informational sources such as newspapers.