Variables Affecting Economic Plant Cultivation Behavior for Environmental Conservation

  • Watagran Lapsan
  • Narueset Prasertsri
  • Chatchai Thiengkamol
Keywords: Model, economic plant cultivation knowledge, environmental education, inspiration of public mind, economic plant cultivation on environmental conservation behavior

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to develop a model of factors affecting economic plant cultivation behavior for environmental conservation in Maha Sarakham Province by using survey research and a questionnaire as tools for data collection. The population was a total of 678 households from Kaeng-Kae Sub-district, Kosumpisai District, Maha Sarakham Province, in 2014. The simple random sampling technique was employed to collect a sample of 400 agriculturists. The Structural Equation Model (SEM) was used for model verification. Results revealed that the structural model of confirmatory factors of Economic Plant Cultivation Knowledge (Kno) and Environmental Education (EE) were able to explain the variation of endogenous factors of Inspiration of Public Mind (IPM) to cause Economic Plant Cultivation on Environmental Conservation Behavior (BEH) with 89.00%. The EE had the most effect on BEH with 0.37, IPM with 0.25, and Kno with 0.16, respectively.

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Published
2019-02-27
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Research articles