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Modeling antecedent factors involved in behavioral intention towards technology application of genetically modified crops
GM Crops & Food  (IF3.074),  Pub Date : 2022-04-05, DOI: 10.1080/21645698.2022.2057160
Yahya Safi Sis, Amirreza Rezaei, Hamid Karimi, Pouria Ataei

ABSTRACT

This research aimed to study behavioral intention toward genetically modified crop (GMC) technology. The statistical population was composed of all staff experts of Jihad-e Agriculture Organization of Iran (N = 837). The sample size was 310 agricultural experts taken by simple randomization. The data collection tool was a questionnaire. Data were analyzed by structural equations modeling. The results provided enough evidence to confirm the negative and significant effect of ethical concerns on behavioral intention toward GMC technology and the positive and significant effect of attitude toward technology and social impact on behavioral intention. According to the results, it is necessary to hold training courses inside and outside the country, adopt bottom-up management, use experienced and prospective managers, involve experts in planning and development of GMCs to a greater extent, and share personal experiences in training courses to change people’ attitude.