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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 07)
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Investigating Factors Affecting Knowledge of Agricultural Science Students of Bu-Ali Sina University of Iran toward Organic Farming

Farid Golzardi, Shabnam Sarvaramini, Kamal Sadatasilan and Mahsa Sarvaramini
Corresponding Author:  Farid Golzardi 

Key words:  Attitude, knowledge, norm, organic farming, students, ,
Vol. 4 , (07): 781-785
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2011 October, 05 2011 November, 02 2012 April, 01
Abstract:

The purpose of this research was to investigate viewpoints of students about organic farming. The undesirable negative consequence of conventional farming has lead to the need and emphasis for new sustainable agricultural production techniques. Agricultural students play an important role in extension and spread of the system. This research was carried out applying a survey method. The respondents were 150 agricultural students from Bu-ali Sina University of Hamedan. Instrument of data gathering was questionnaire. Likert-type scales were used to measure knowledge and attitude toward organic farming. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was higher than 0.7 which was favorable. Validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by an experts’ panel. Data analysis was accomplished using SPSS. The results indicated that access to environmental information as well as the attitude toward environmental issues has positive and direct effect on knowledge toward organic farming. Based on the results, variables of attitude towards health within the framework of environmental attitude exert indirect effects of knowledge toward organic farming.
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Farid Golzardi, Shabnam Sarvaramini, Kamal Sadatasilan and Mahsa Sarvaramini, 2012. Investigating Factors Affecting Knowledge of Agricultural Science Students of Bu-Ali Sina University of Iran toward Organic Farming.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(07): 781-785.
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