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Research on Agricultural Identity and Self-Efficiency of Agribusiness Management among Youth Farmers in Central Taiwan
Self-Efficiency of Agribusiness Management
This study aims to explore the agricultural identity and self-efficiency of agribusiness management of youth farmers in central Taiwan. The research subjects consist of 263 youth farmers aged from 18 to 45 years old, recruited by snowball and convenient sampling strategies. The research questionnaire is developed upon a review of relevant literature and further validated by experts to ensure its content validity. The reliability of two measures related to agricultural identity and self-efficiency of agribusiness management achieves Cronbach alpha values of 0.844 and 0.888, respectively. The Cronbach α value of whole questionnaire reaches 0.917, implying the internal consistency is good. The results of this study show that the youth farmers in central Taiwan have a positive agricultural identity and up to the upper-middle level of self-efficiency concerning agribusiness management. Data analyses also reveal some significant variances in youth farmers' agricultural identity and self-efficiency of agribusiness management by their different personal characteristics. Research findings also confirm a significant positive correlation between youth farmers' agriculture identity and their self-efficiency of agribusiness management. Here summarizes the following recommendations for improving youth farmers' engagement in agriculture based on the study conclusion: 1. It is necessary for agricultural authorities to pay more attention to enhancing succession beliefs of the rural youths in particular farmers' next generations to continue reinforce their agricultural identity; also agricultural education should continue to deep at the younger level of schooling. 2. When promoting agricultural policies related to youth farmers, one expectation is to ease the age limit for the extension consultation and resource support, taking into conisderation of speciality of self-efficacy of agribusiness management. 3. The agricultural policy should pay more attention to the shortage of agricultural labor force and problem of using farmland banks, corresponding to youth farmers' self-efficiency of agribusiness management and in tuen affecting their farming efficiency. 4. Enable youth farmers to become or serve as the lecturers of agri-food edcuation in their local communities so that it can help positive development of their agricultural identity. 5. It is essential for agricultural authorities to empower youth farmers' clubs of all levels with more substantive support for their organizational development; thus, youth farmers' self-efficacy of agribusiness management shall likely become better to a greater extent.
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