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Voice, perceived fairness, agency trust, and acceptance of management decisions among Minnesota anglers

Society and Natural Resources

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https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2016.1238987

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Abstract

Although researchers agree that public participation in natural resource decision making is critical to institutional acceptance by stakeholders and the general public, the processes to gain public perceptions of fairness, agency trust, and acceptance of management decisions are not clear. Using results from a mail survey of Minnesota resident anglers, we used structural equation modeling to examine how instrumental versus symbolic motives related to anglers’ perceptions of agency fairness, trustworthiness, and ultimately acceptance of fisheries management decisions. We applied laboratory research on relationships among procedural fairness, trust, and management acceptance, and then tested models incorporating anglers’ perceptions of voice for anglers and nonanglers in management decisions. Results suggested that trust fully mediated the relationship between procedural fairness and management acceptance. Angler perceptions of angler and nonangler voice both related to views of procedural fairness, but angler voice was more strongly related and was also significantly related to acceptance of management decisions.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Voice, perceived fairness, agency trust, and acceptance of management decisions among Minnesota anglers
Series title:
Society and Natural Resources
DOI:
10.1080/08941920.2016.1238987
Volume:
30
Issue:
5
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s):
Coop Res Unit Leetown
Description:
16 p.
First page:
569
Last page:
584