This study examines perception of households to climate change and factors that influence the selection of adaptation measures. Using survey data, the results suggest that households are knowledgeable and concerned about climate change but lack knowledge about the measures needed to adapt. The results also suggest that the risk and importance placed on climate change, vulnerability experienced with household flooding, drainage and expected threat of future sea level are the main factors that influence the adaptation decision. The results obtained in this study are beneficial to all as adaptation requires a collective effort by stakeholders.
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Appendix 1: Questionnaire
Appendix 2: Test for normality and homoskedasticity
Test for Homoskedasticity
Cameron and Trivedi’s decomposition of IM test
Breusch-Pagan/Cook-Weisberg test for heteroskedasticity
Ho: Constant variance
Variables: fitted values of adapt
χ2(1) = 5.93
Prob > χ2 = 0.0516
Test for Model Specification
Ramsey RESET test using powers of the fitted values of measure
Ho: model has no omitted variables
F(3, 868) = 3.02
Prob > F = 0.0451
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Ganase, SA.S., Sookram, S. Climate change knowledge at the grass roots: the case of Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Environ Dev Sustain 23, 1105–1132 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-020-00620-5
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