Advanced

Drivers of intervention use to protect domestic animals from large carnivore attacks

Eklund, Ann LU ; Johansson, Maria LU ; Flykt, Anders ; Andrén, Henrik and Frank, Jens (2020) In Human Dimensions of Wildlife 25(4). p.339-354
Abstract

Large carnivores are prioritized in conservation, but their co-occurrence with humans and domestic animals can generate conflict. Interventions preventing carnivore attacks are central to carnivore conservation, but are only effective if implemented. This study investigates drivers of the intention to use interventions among animal owners in Sweden based on the Theory of Planned Behavior, extended with the emotion construct Worry. Additionally, the study includes an explorative analysis investigating the processes behind this worry based on the Appraisal Theory of Emotion. In a survey comprising 1,163 animal owners, the subjective norm is identified as an important driver in the regression model of intended intervention use. Adding... (More)

Large carnivores are prioritized in conservation, but their co-occurrence with humans and domestic animals can generate conflict. Interventions preventing carnivore attacks are central to carnivore conservation, but are only effective if implemented. This study investigates drivers of the intention to use interventions among animal owners in Sweden based on the Theory of Planned Behavior, extended with the emotion construct Worry. Additionally, the study includes an explorative analysis investigating the processes behind this worry based on the Appraisal Theory of Emotion. In a survey comprising 1,163 animal owners, the subjective norm is identified as an important driver in the regression model of intended intervention use. Adding Worry to the model increased the amount of explained variance. Worry, in turn was mainly explained by experienced vulnerability among animal owners. This study illustrates how emotion theory can extend TPB to enhance understanding of human behavior, important for future coexistence between humans and wildlife.

(Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
; ; ; and
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
appraisal theory of emotion, conflict, conservation, Large carnivore, theory of planned behavior
in
Human Dimensions of Wildlife
volume
25
issue
4
pages
16 pages
publisher
Routledge
external identifiers
  • scopus:85087854071
ISSN
1087-1209
DOI
10.1080/10871209.2020.1731633
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
a9a63bb3-599c-409b-a392-82be591a8946
date added to LUP
2020-07-22 09:15:42
date last changed
2020-07-29 06:16:38
@article{a9a63bb3-599c-409b-a392-82be591a8946,
  abstract     = {<p>Large carnivores are prioritized in conservation, but their co-occurrence with humans and domestic animals can generate conflict. Interventions preventing carnivore attacks are central to carnivore conservation, but are only effective if implemented. This study investigates drivers of the intention to use interventions among animal owners in Sweden based on the Theory of Planned Behavior, extended with the emotion construct Worry. Additionally, the study includes an explorative analysis investigating the processes behind this worry based on the Appraisal Theory of Emotion. In a survey comprising 1,163 animal owners, the subjective norm is identified as an important driver in the regression model of intended intervention use. Adding Worry to the model increased the amount of explained variance. Worry, in turn was mainly explained by experienced vulnerability among animal owners. This study illustrates how emotion theory can extend TPB to enhance understanding of human behavior, important for future coexistence between humans and wildlife.</p>},
  author       = {Eklund, Ann and Johansson, Maria and Flykt, Anders and Andrén, Henrik and Frank, Jens},
  issn         = {1087-1209},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {07},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {339--354},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Human Dimensions of Wildlife},
  title        = {Drivers of intervention use to protect domestic animals from large carnivore attacks},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10871209.2020.1731633},
  doi          = {10.1080/10871209.2020.1731633},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2020},
}