LESI: A quantitative indicator to measure local environmental stewardship

John W Turnbull, Emma L Johnston, Graeme F Clark
2020 MethodsX  
This method develops a local environmental stewardship indicator (LESI), which represents the level of stewardship action of a person at a place. The goal of the indicator is to quantify stewardship activity and allow it to be compared and modelled. LESI requires a brief interview to ascertain an individual's past and current stewardship activities, which are scored on a frequency scale for each of seven action categories. Scores are then combined using the LESI equation to: • Quantify reported
more » ... stewardship behaviour (as opposed to attitudes or intentions) as a single number. • Enable comparisons of stewardship between individuals and places. • Allow development of models to understand the predictors of stewardship, and • Inform evidence-based strategies for stewardship improvement.
doi:10.1016/j.mex.2020.101141 pmid:33294399 pmcid:PMC7689180 fatcat:j4hq2e7zord6hd7xuimq6lm5ey