An intervention to address deteriorating water quality: An application of Ajzen's theory of planned behavior

A.E. Duncan*, N. de Vries, K.B. Nyarko

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This study investigates the factors which influence illegal miners' intention to choose an alternative job using the theory of planned behavior (TPB). Three hundred and thirty-eight respondents from illegal mining communities in the Pra Basin completed a questionnaire on behavioral, social and demographic factors which might motivate an illegal miner to choose an alternative job. The attitude was found to be the only dominant significant antecedent of the behavioral intention. The findings from the study reveal that Perceived Behavioral Control (PBC) which has been the focus of the job intervention in the basin is not a predictor of their intention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1967-1975
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Psychology
Issue number4
Early online date8 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022


  • alternative jobs
  • illegal miners
  • intervention
  • pollution control
  • reasoned action
  • theory of planned behavior
  • Intervention
  • Illegal miners
  • Alternative jobs
  • Theory of planned behavior

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