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Minnesota anglers' fisheries-related value orientations and their stewardship of fish resources

Human Dimensions of Wildlife

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DOI: 10.1080/10871200802023227

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Abstract

Research on natural resource-related values and value orientations has grown substantially over the past decade. However, existing studies have focused almost exclusively on value orientations related to wildlife and forests. This article reports data from two mail surveys of Minnesota anglers used to develop scales for measuring fisheries-related value orientations. We report results of regression analyses examining the relationship between anglers' value orientations and norms concerning fisheries stewardship and the use of technological aids to angling. Results indicate 10 items reliably measure three value orientations we termed utilitarianism, dominance, and protectionism. Regression analyses suggest anglers' stewardship norms are influenced by all three value orientation types, while support for the use of technological aids was related with protectionism and utilitarianism, but not dominance. Results suggest anglers' fisheries-related value orientations cannot be adequately captured using single domain scales. Implications for the study of natural resources-related value orientations are discussed. Copyright ?? Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Minnesota anglers' fisheries-related value orientations and their stewardship of fish resources
Series title:
Human Dimensions of Wildlife
DOI:
10.1080/10871200802023227
Volume
13
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
207
Last page:
221