Influence of Attitude to Technology, Perceived Benefits and Perceived Risks on Stakeholders' Attitude towards Outdoor Residual Spraying

Ahmad Firdhaus Arham
2021 Bioscience Biotechnology Research Communications  
Objectives: The goal of this paper is to analyze the influence of attitude to technology, perceived benefits and perceived risks on stakeholders' attitude towards ORS. This method needs support from stakeholders so that its implementation does not cause any concern. Design/Methodology/Approach: In order to achieve the desired goal, questionnaires were built on the basis of a validated study. The questionnaires were distributed randomly on three hundred and ninetynine adult respondents above 18
more » ... ears old (scientists and the public who reside in the dengue hot-spot areas around the Klang Valley) from September 2016 to September 2017. The data that has been collected, is then analyzed using structural equation modeling with partial least squares (PLS) approach. Results: Perceived benefits was found to be the most important and strongest direct predictor of positive attitude to ORS. It also acted as mediator for the relationship between perceived risks and attitudes to technology with attitude to ORS. Perceived risks also served as a mediator for attitudes to technology. Limitations: The data collected only covers two groups of stakeholders. In fact, only three predictor factors were evaluated to determine the influence of attitudes on the ORS method as one of the control of dengue in Malaysia. Future studies may use various predictive factors in determining attitude towards other dengue control techniques. Practical implications: These findings can provide an insight into the social acceptance of ORS technology to combat dengue. Originality/Value: Authors confirm that this study and the findings are genuine and have not yet been released. The proposed structural model in this study serves as a basis for improving the decision-making process of ORS technology.
doi:10.21786/bbrc/13.15/14 fatcat:som5m7kltvdandeddgz452jjju