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Record number 508706
Title Using farmers’ attitude and social pressures to design voluntary Bluetongue vaccination strategies
Author(s) Sok, J.; Hogeveen, H.; Elbers, A.R.W.; Oude Lansink, A.G.J.M.
Source Preventive Veterinary Medicine 133 (2016). - ISSN 0167-5877 - p. 114 - 119.
Department(s) Business Economics
CVI Bacteriology and Epidemiology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Attitude - Bluetongue - Decision-making - Disease control - Farmers - Policy instruments - Social pressures - Voluntary vaccination

Understanding the context and drivers of farmers’ decision-making is critical to designing successful voluntary disease control interventions. This study uses a questionnaire based on the Reasoned Action Approach framework to assess the determinants of farmers’ intention to participate in a hypothetical reactive vaccination scheme against Bluetongue. Results suggest that farmers’ attitude and social pressures best explained intention. A mix of policy instruments can be used in a complementary way to motivate voluntary vaccination based on the finding that participation is influenced by both internal and external motivation. Next to informational and incentive-based instruments, social pressures, which stem from different type of perceived norms, can spur farmers' vaccination behaviour and serve as catalysts in voluntary vaccination schemes.

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