A past study found forest-related subjective well-being (forest SWB) of forest owners were lower than non-owners. It is important to improve owners forest SWB because improvement could constitute a policy goal and enhance the motivation for management of owned forests. We investigated to identify the possible factors, especially the ones that are related to forest policies, to improve owners forest SWB through simple moderation effect analyses with the whole sample and multiple regression analyses with forest owners alone from a questionnaire survey with 1,457 responses. We identified possible factors for improving owners forest SWB such as wood-working activity, relaxing experiences in forests. Forest owners specific conditions such as engagement as an officer of the property ward, a higher plantation forest ratio, and a higher degree of recognizing the border of owned forests also related to higher SWB. Revenue or harvest in the past one year might improve owners forest SWB while past revenue or harvest before one-year decreases owners SWB.
|Translated title of the contribution||What Factors Are Related with the Levels of Forest Owners’ Forest-related Subjective Well-being (SWB)?: Statistical Analysis of a Questionnaire Survey in the Upper Watershed of Yasu River, Shiga Prefecture.|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Nihon Ringakkai Shi/Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
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