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The Social Sciences
Year: 2011  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 141 - 143

Knowledge Attitude Behavioral and Cholinesterase Level of Agriculturist on Pesticides in Nakhon Sawan Province

Kitipong Klinman, Chusri Talabmook and Tawatchai Tanee    

Abstract: This research aims to study knowledge, attitude, behavioral and cholinesterase level on pesticides of agriculturist with different sex, age, educational level and frequency of pesticide use. Samples were 385 agriculturists of Maung, Banphotpisai and Koaleaw district in Nakhon Sawan province obtained by the simple random sampling technique. The instruments used for the study included; 20 items of knowledge test, 20 items scale on attitude and 24 items scale on behavior about pesticides use and reactive paper. The collected data were analyzed by using percentage; mean, Standard Deviation (SD) and F-test (One-way MANOVA) were employed for testing hypotheses. The research results revealed that most of samples are female (62.6%), age between 40-59 years old (62.9%), finished on elementary education (77.9%), period of time in earning a living by grow the jasmine <5 years (40.8%) used methomyl for insecticide (48.3%) used furadan for fungicide (45.5%) used bipyridylium for Herbicides (49.1%) and more frequently use pesticides about 2 times week-1 (58.9%). Agriculturist with different age, educational level and frequency of pesticide use did show knowledge, attitude and behavioral and cholinesterase level pesticide differently (p<0.05) but agriculturist with different sex did not show knowledge, attitude and behavioral and cholinesterase level pesticide differently (p>0.05).

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