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Development and validation of a measurement scale for self-efficacy for farmers’ mastitis prevention in dairy cows

Lind, Nina and Hansson, Helena and Lagerkvist, Carl-Johan (2019). Development and validation of a measurement scale for self-efficacy for farmers’ mastitis prevention in dairy cows. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 167 , 53-60
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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2019.03.025

Abstract

The purpose of this study was twofold. First, we developed and validated the domain-specific Mastitis Prevention Self-Efficacy scale (MPSES), derived from developing a corresponding scale for the General Self-Efficacy Scale and consisting of 10 items describing dairy farmers’ feelings of confidence about being able to prevent, reduce and control mastitis, a common infection of the udder. Second, farmers’ cognitive assessment of mastitis was used in order to explore the correlation of general and domain-specific self-efficacy. The MPSES was completed by a sample of Swedish fulltime dairy farmers (n = 290) through an online questionnaire. The instrument was found to possess good reliability (Cronbach’s alpha α = .90) and correlated well with the S-GSE (r.62). Medium effects was identified by a correlation between the MPSES and farmers’ cognitive assessment of time-line (r = 0.3, p < 0.001), and small effects for cure/control (r = .12, p < 0.05) as well as for aspects related to cause (r = .17–.28, p < 0.001) of mastitis. The potential usefulness of this scale in the dairy industry is discussed.

Authors/Creators:Lind, Nina and Hansson, Helena and Lagerkvist, Carl-Johan
Title:Development and validation of a measurement scale for self-efficacy for farmers’ mastitis prevention in dairy cows
Year of publishing :2019
Volume:167
Page range:53-60
Number of Pages:8
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0167-5877
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 501 Psychology > Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 402 Animal and Dairy Science > Animal and Dairy Science.
Keywords:Self-efficacy, Mastitis prevention, Farmer behaviour, Illness perception, Animal welfare, Animal health
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-99288
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-99288
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DOI10.1016/j.prevetmed.2019.03.025
ID Code:16068
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:16 Apr 2019 07:20
Metadata Last Modified:01 Apr 2020 23:15

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