Table 4-6 Continued
Test ChiSquare Prob>ChiSq
Likelihood 9.131 0.0025
Ratio
Pearson 9.682 0.0019
Fisher's Exact Test Prob Alternative Hypothesis
Left 0.0047 Prob No is greater for groups =high than low
Right 0.9997 Prob No is greater for groups =low than high
2-Tail 0.0047 Prob No is different across groups
Five of the 14 variables used to evaluate how well the economic model explains
Cherokee farmers' use of TAP are significantly different between user groups (a = 0.05)
(Table 4-4; Table 4-6). Age (p=0.02), hours a week farming (p=0.05), number of years
farming(p=0.02), numbers of acres cultivated (p=0.03) and selling of crops (p<0.01)
differed between high and low TAP user groups. Five of the socioeconomic variables
fail to reject hypothesis one (a = 0.05). Nine of the socioeconomic variables show
evidence to reject hypothesis one (a = 0.05).
Hypothesis Two
2. A strong positive relationship will exist between farmers' attitudes towards the use
of TAP, subjective norms, self-efficacy, control beliefs, self-identity and their use
of TAP.
Attitudes
I used a scale to measure participants' attitudes toward traditional agriculture.
There were 16 items in the scale. I used each farmer's summative score for comparison
tests. There were two cases where two responses on a single question were marked. I
took the average point value of the responses checked by each of the two participants and
scored the missing item with an average point value of the two items checked by
participants.