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Determinants of the willingness-to-participate in an environmental intervention in a Beirut neighborhood

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dc.contributor.author El-Zein A.
dc.contributor.author Nasrallah R.
dc.contributor.author Nuwayhid I.
dc.contributor.editor
dc.date 2006
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-18T13:32:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-18T13:32:01Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier 10.1007/s00267-004-0375-4
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/20505
dc.description.abstract Participatory environmental management can empower communities and enhance the sustainability of environmental interventions. However, existing power structures and inequalities along class, gender, or ethnic lines could prevent part of the community from accessing the full benefits of the intervention. An analysis of determinants of the willingness-to-participate in an environmental intervention in a Beirut neighborhood is conducted. Socioeconomic, health-risk distribution, and perception of community efficacy are used as predictors. A randomly selected sample of residents was surveyed. Respondents were asked to specify the frequency with which they were willing to be involved in an intervention to address priority environmental problems in the neighborhood. Bivariate and multivariate ordinal regression analyses were conducted. Tests of significance were based on the 95percent confidence intervals (CI) of the odds ratio (OR). Males versus females (OR = 4.89, P 0.001), respiratory patients versus nonsufferers (OR = 5.65, P 0.001), tenants versus house owners (OR = 2.98, P 0.01), and the less educated versus the more educated (OR = 2.42, P 0.05) were significantly more likely to be willing to participate. The reluctance of female community members to participate might be a major hindrance to community-based environmental protection and special strategies must be devised to overcome it. On the other hand, respondents suffering from an illness perceived to be related to environmental toxins are likely to be strong participants in environmental conservation efforts. Finally, the study yielded no evidence that belief or lack of it in the efficacy of community action is a good predictor of the willingness-to-participate in such action. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (200-208)
dc.language English
dc.publisher NEW YORK
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Environmental Management; Publication Year: 2006; Volume: 37; no. 2; Pages: (200-208);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Determinants of the willingness-to-participate in an environmental intervention in a Beirut neighborhood
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation El-Zein, A., Department of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
dc.contributor.affiliation Nasrallah, R., Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Nuwayhid, I., Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress El-Zein, A.; Department of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia; email: aelzein@civil.usyd.edu.au
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Environmental Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Environmental Health
dc.contributor.authorDivision
dc.contributor.authorEmail aelzein@civil.usyd.edu.au
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials El-Zein, A
dc.contributor.authorInitials Nasrallah, R
dc.contributor.authorInitials Nuwayhid, I
dc.contributor.authorOrcidID
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress El-Zein, A (reprint author), Univ Sydney, Dept Civil Engn, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia.
dc.contributor.authorResearcherID El-Zein, Abbas-E-5811-2011
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.pubmedID 16328676
dc.identifier.scopusID 31544480945
dc.publisher.address 233 SPRING STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Environ. Manage.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 2
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Environmental Management
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Environ. Manage.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 37
dc.source.ID WOS:000234906500005
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Air pollution
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Lebanon
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Middle East
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Respiratory disease
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Urban environment
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Willingness-to-participate
dc.subject.otherIndex Air pollution
dc.subject.otherIndex Developing countries
dc.subject.otherIndex Economic and social effects
dc.subject.otherIndex Health risks
dc.subject.otherIndex Pulmonary diseases
dc.subject.otherIndex Regression analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex Sustainable development
dc.subject.otherIndex Toxic materials
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle East
dc.subject.otherIndex Urban environment
dc.subject.otherIndex Willingness-to-participate
dc.subject.otherIndex Environmental engineering
dc.subject.otherIndex toxin
dc.subject.otherIndex environmental management
dc.subject.otherIndex local participation
dc.subject.otherIndex nature conservation
dc.subject.otherIndex questionnaire survey
dc.subject.otherIndex academic achievement
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex aged
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex attitude
dc.subject.otherIndex community
dc.subject.otherIndex confidence interval
dc.subject.otherIndex controlled study
dc.subject.otherIndex correlation analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex environmental management
dc.subject.otherIndex environmental protection
dc.subject.otherIndex environmental sustainability
dc.subject.otherIndex ethnic difference
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex multivariate analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex pollutant
dc.subject.otherIndex prediction
dc.subject.otherIndex regression analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex respiratory tract disease
dc.subject.otherIndex risk
dc.subject.otherIndex risk reduction
dc.subject.otherIndex sex difference
dc.subject.otherIndex socioeconomics
dc.subject.otherIndex Adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Air Pollution
dc.subject.otherIndex Cities
dc.subject.otherIndex Conservation of Natural Resources
dc.subject.otherIndex Consumer Participation
dc.subject.otherIndex Educational Status
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Residence Characteristics
dc.subject.otherIndex Respiratory Tract Diseases
dc.subject.otherIndex Socioeconomic Factors
dc.subject.otherIndex Waste Management
dc.subject.otherIndex Water Pollution
dc.subject.otherIndex Water Supply
dc.subject.otherIndex Asia
dc.subject.otherIndex Beirut
dc.subject.otherIndex Beyrouth
dc.subject.otherIndex Eurasia
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle East
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus COLLECTIVE ACTION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus COMMUNITY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MANAGEMENT
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ACTIVISM
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus FARMERS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus WOMEN
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MEN
dc.subject.otherWOS Environmental Sciences
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-004-0375-4


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