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Title: From a contractors perspective: what is needed to recover used CCA treated lumber?

Source: Proceedings, Managing the Treated Wood Resouce - II. 77-99.

Author(s)Alderman, Delton R., Jr..; Smith, Robert L.; Araman, Philip A.

Publication Year: 2003  View PDF »

Category: Not Classified

Abstract: The rationale of this research was to discern the factors that currently are preventing contractors from recovering and recycling spent chromated copper arsenate (CCA) lumber. This study examines the effects of evaluations and beliefs, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and awareness of the contractor's decision intention to recover used CCA lumber. We utilized a modified version of the theory of planned behavior to discover factors affecting a contractor’s decision intention to recover spent CCA lumber. This study proposed that the contractor’s decision intention to recover is affected by attitude, normative beliefs, and perceived barriers to recovery. The study included a mail questionnaire sent to over 2,800 contractors. The findings of this research indicate that perceived behavioral internal and external controls towards the recovery of used CCA treated lumber have a significant impact on a contractor's decision intention to recover spent CCA lumber. Moderator analysis indicates that for recovery intention, an interaction between attitude towards recovery and external control plays a significant role in the decision intention. Significant correlations were also found between a number of the constructs. Finally, the authors present the public policy and marketing implications and recommendations from this investigation.

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