Clarifying beliefs underlying hunter intentions to support a ban on lead shot

Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal
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Abstract

Shot from hunting adds toxic lead to environments worldwide. Existing lead shot regulations have been instituted with little understanding of hunter beliefs and attitudes. This study applied the Theory of Reasoned Action, using a multilevel, multivariate approach, to clarify how positive and negative beliefs relate to attitudes about a ban on lead shot. Structure coefficients and commonality analysis were employed to further examine relationships between beliefs and attitudes. Results suggest that while both positive and negative outcomes influence attitudes, positive outcomes were more influential for supporters and negative beliefs for opposers. Management may need to focus on the results from hunters who indicated that they would be unlikely to support a ban, as these hunters include those who may actively oppose additional efforts to regulate lead.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Clarifying beliefs underlying hunter intentions to support a ban on lead shot
Series title Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal
DOI 10.1080/08941920.2015.1107792
Volume 29
Issue 7
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis Online
Contributing office(s) Contaminant Biology Program, Coop Res Unit Leetown
Description 16 p.
First page 852
Last page 867
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N