Influencing factors on attitude toward hydroponics cultivation viewpoint of experts

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Influencing factors on attitude toward hydroponics cultivation viewpoint of experts

Gholamreza Dinpanah, Azin Jamshidi, Farhad Lashgarara
J. Bio. Env. Sci.5( 2), 141-147, August 2014.
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine effect of factors on attitude toward hydroponics cultivation. The research population consisted of 176 experts in Agricultural Ministry, which were selected using census method. The methodological approach of this study was descriptive-correlative. Validity of the instrument was established by a panel of experts consisting of senior faculty members and research committee advisors. Reliability analysis was conducted by using Cronbach alpha formula and result was 0.83. The results showed that 7.1, 13.5 and 79.4 percent of experts expressed that their attitude toward hydroponics cultivation were weak, moderate and good respectively. Also the results of the multiple regression analysis (stepwise method) revealed that Policy making factors and economical factors explained a variation of 36.6 percent of attitude toward hydroponics cultivation.

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