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AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO THE EVALUATION OF GOAL HIERARCHIES AMONG FARMERS

Gerrit van Kooten, Richard A. Schoney and Keith A. Hayward

Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1986, vol. 11, issue 1, 10

Abstract: Results of a study of goal orderings of Saskatchewan farmers who participate in the province's FARMLAB Program are presented. We use the method of fuzzy pair-wise comparisons which allows the respondent to indicate a degree of preference between two alternative goal statements, thereby providing more information than in the binary case. From survey data ratio-scale scores are constructed for eight goal statements, and these are regressed on a set of farm enterprise and household characteristics and a psychological locus-of-control (or I-E) score. The empirical results indicate that goodness-of-fit measures are better than those obtained by other researchers, perhaps because a psychological measure (I-E score) is included as an explanatory variable for goal orderings.

Keywords: Farm; Management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1986
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.32535

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