Association of pesticide safety beliefs and intentions with behaviors among farm pesticide applicators

Am J Health Promot. 1999 Sep-Oct;14(1):18-21, iii. doi: 10.4278/0890-1171-14.1.18.


Telephone interviews were conducted on a random sample of 164 dairy farmers knowledge and beliefs about pesticide hazards, intentions to use precautions, perceptions of pesticide safety peer norms, perceived self-efficacy to prevent personal exposure, and use of protective equipment. Self-efficacy and risk perception appear less relevant to safety behavior than other variables. Future research should focus prospectively and on national samples.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Dairying*
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Exposure / prevention & control*
  • Odds Ratio
  • Pesticides*
  • Protective Devices / statistics & numerical data*
  • Wisconsin


  • Pesticides