An affective explanation of climate beliefs: Evidence from dairy farmers in New Zealand

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Show simple item record Tisch, Daniel en Hamilton-Hart, N en 2020-02-14T03:44:12Z en 2019-01 en
dc.identifier.issn 1030-7923 en
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dc.description.abstract How do farmers form and sustain their beliefs about climate as it affects their farms and communities? We draw from two areas of scholarship to provide an explanation of how farmers in a particular industry context form their beliefs about climate change. First, we build on research in psychology that shows how values, political orientations and motivated reasoning are important factors in group identity. Second, we draw from scholarship on group identity and belief formation to suggest that farmers prefer to learn from trusted insiders when forming beliefs about the climate. Based on qualitative interviews with New Zealand dairy farmers, we used thematic analysis of the social and emotive process of group identification associated with farmer beliefs about weather patterns and climate. We discuss the implications for communication among policymakers, regulators and researchers in the agricultural sector with an agenda that addresses farmer responses to climate change by enlisting those with insider status. en
dc.publisher Australia New Zealand Regional Science Associations International en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australasian Journal of Regional Studies en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
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dc.title An affective explanation of climate beliefs: Evidence from dairy farmers in New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 115 en
pubs.volume 25 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en
pubs.end-page 132 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 792555 en Business and Economics en Management & Intl Business en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-01-20 en

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