Framing the Gap: An Examination of the Self-Efficacy, Public Outreach, and the Professional Development Needs of Wildlife Professionals


Taylor Foerster

Graduate Student Thesis - Wildlife Professionals from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah completed a questionnaire developed from the Borich needs assessment model to asses both perceived ability in and perceived importance of designated items relating to non-formal education and community outreach in the context of human-wildlife conflict. Self-efficacy, which describes how perceived abilities relate to behavior, was the theoretical framework from which patterns were identified and informed recommendations for professional development (PD).

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