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dc.contributor.advisorCottrell, Stuart
dc.contributor.advisorBright, Alan
dc.contributor.authorCzaja, Michael R.
dc.contributor.committeememberDoe, William
dc.contributor.committeememberGoldstein, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T08:26:19Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T08:26:19Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.description2012 Fall.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractThis research examined whether the relationship between basic beliefs about wildland fire management and attitudes toward prescribed fire are moderated by the level of integrative complexity. Households in counties adjacent to three study areas in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming were the target of this social science research. The primary goal was to further validate a recently-developed measurement tool for integrative complexity and apply it to a new research scenario. The second goal was to identify respondents' level of complexity when they think about the issue of prescribed fire. Results suggest that integrative complexity moderated the relationship between basic beliefs and attitudes toward prescribed fire. Consistent with theory and previous studies, results suggested no relationship between integrative complexity and attitude direction. However, as expected, results suggested a significant relationship between integrative complexity and attitude extremity. A conceptual model was developed which incorporates assessing public and stakeholder integrative complexity into the development of forest management plans. Findings should assist forest managers with the development of collaboration, education, and outreach strategies.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediumdoctoral dissertations
dc.identifierCzaja_colostate_0053A_11463.pdf
dc.identifierETDF2012500294HDNR
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/71553
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectattitudes
dc.subjectintegrative complexity
dc.subjectmoderation
dc.subjectoutreach
dc.subjectprescribed fire
dc.subjectwildland fire management
dc.titleIntegrative complexity and attitudes toward prescribed fire in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming
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thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Dimensions of Natural Resources
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


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