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Table 6 Linear regression modela to predict local people’s attitudes towards growing Eucalyptus woodlot in Gudo Beret Kebeleb

From: Local people’s knowledge on the adverse impacts and their attitudes towards growing Eucalyptus woodlot in Gudo Beret Kebele, Basona Worena district, Ethiopia

Variable Local people’s attitudes towards growing Eucalyptus woodlot
β t P value
Constant 0.365 0.716
Sex 0.036 0.322 0.749
Age 0.077 0.509 0.612
Level of education 0.140 1.327 0.189
Family size 0.031 0.295 0.769
Occupation 0.128 1.153 0.252
History of settlement 0.370 3.405c 0.001
Length of residence in the area −0.126 −0.767 0.445
Annual income −0.033 −0.337 0.737
Land ownership −0.096 −0.828 0.410
Landholding size 0.673 3.893c 0.001
Source of fuelwood −0.181 −1.768 0.081
Woodlot ownership 0.090 0.757 0.451
Place of Eucalyptus plantation 0.091 0.876 0.384
Preference for Eucalyptus species 0.075 0.688 0.494
The difference in crop and forage production near Eucalyptus woodlot −0.382 −3.858c 0.000
Past knowledge about Eucalyptus woodlot 0.001 0.008 0.993
Distance between the houses of the respondents and the nearby access road −0.436 4.635c 0.001
  1. aStandardized coefficients were reported
  2. bAdj. R 2 = 0.395, df = 16; F = 3.705, overall P < 0.002
  3. crepresents significance at 95% confidence level