Engendering Behavior Change Through Single-Session Workshops: Lessons Learned from Extension's Private Well Initiative
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Based on a follow-up mail survey conducted in 2009, we found that structured, one-time workshops can influence and impact participant behavior change. Survey results suggest that brief workshops, staffed by key resource personnel, can have a powerful influence on participant behavior change and fill an important gap in rural drinking water protection. As a result of these educational workshops, we have learned that single-session workshops with supporting materials can encourage: (1) Testing of drinking water wells, (2) Contacting resource experts for more information and assistance, and (3) Sharing management information with other private well owners.
McCann, A., & Gold, A. J. (2012). Engendering Behavior Change Through Single-Session Workshops: Lessons Learned from Extension's Private Well Initiative. Journal of Extension, 50(1), 1RIB7.
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