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Quantifying the Influence Path of Water Conservation Awareness on Water-Saving Irrigation Behavior Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior and Structural Equation Modeling: A Case Study from Northwest China
Zhong, Fanglei1; Li, Lili1; Guo, Aijun1; Song, Xiaoyu2; Cheng, Qingping2,3; Zhang, Yongnian1; Ding, Xiaojiang1
2019-09
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY   Impact Factor & Quartile Of Published Year  The Latest Impact Factor & Quartile
EISSN2071-1050
Volume11Issue:18
page numbers16
AbstractWater-saving irrigation behavior (WSIB) is important for sustainable economic and social development in river basins and is promoted by improving water-saving awareness. Understanding the factors of WSIB could facilitate water demand management and information campaigns. Using the theory of planned behavior, this paper analyzes the influence of subjective attitude, perceived behavioral control and subjective norms on behavioral intention and final behavior with a structural equation model (SEM). Moreover, comparative study of the upper, middle and lower reaches of a river basin is also carried out to examine the regional differences. A survey of 546 rural residents in Heihe River Basin (HRB), which is located in northwest China, shows that (1) water-saving expectations and subjective norms have a significant impact on WSIB in upstream areas, and perceived behavioral control and subjective norms have positive effects in the middle and lower reaches; (2) the transformation of awareness into WSIB is slow and non-significant in all areas, mainly hindered by expected economic benefits; and (3) family water-saving experiences and social networks promote WSIB in the midstream and downstream areas. Compared with the midstream and downstream reaches, historical water-saving experience has no obvious effect on WSIB in the upper reaches. These findings highlight policies that (1) strengthen economic interests and increase the transformation of water-saving awareness into WSIB; (2) strengthen public awareness and neighborhood interaction, setting good examples to promote WSIB; and (3) increase farmer participation in relevant decision-making.
Keywordwater-saving awareness water-saving irrigation behavior influence path theory of planned behavior structural equation model Heihe River Basin
PublisherMDPI
DOI10.3390/su11184967
Indexed BySCIE ; SSCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectStrategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDA19070502][XDA20100104][XDA19040504] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41571516][41690144] ; Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities[2019jbkyjd013]
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000489104700153
PublisherMDPI
Original Document TypeArticle
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Identifierhttps://ir.lzu.edu.cn/handle/262010/418261
Collection兰州大学
Corresponding AuthorGuo, Aijun; Song, Xiaoyu
Affiliation
1.Lanzhou Univ, Sch Econ, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Northwest Inst Ecoenvironm & Resources, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
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Zhong, Fanglei,Li, Lili,Guo, Aijun,et al. Quantifying the Influence Path of Water Conservation Awareness on Water-Saving Irrigation Behavior Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior and Structural Equation Modeling: A Case Study from Northwest China[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2019,11(18).
APA Zhong, Fanglei.,Li, Lili.,Guo, Aijun.,Song, Xiaoyu.,Cheng, Qingping.,...&Ding, Xiaojiang.(2019).Quantifying the Influence Path of Water Conservation Awareness on Water-Saving Irrigation Behavior Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior and Structural Equation Modeling: A Case Study from Northwest China.SUSTAINABILITY,11(18).
MLA Zhong, Fanglei,et al."Quantifying the Influence Path of Water Conservation Awareness on Water-Saving Irrigation Behavior Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior and Structural Equation Modeling: A Case Study from Northwest China".SUSTAINABILITY 11.18(2019).
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