Vol.12, No.4, November 2023.                                                                                                                                                                               ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Intentions of Biosolids use in Agriculture: Perspective from the Agricultural Managers of the Dominican Republic


Atuey de Jesús Martínez Durán, José del Camen Castillo Jáquez, Vladimir Antonio Rodríguez Núñez


© 2023 José del Camen Castillo Jáquez, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 12, Issue 4, Pages 2284-2294, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM124-39 November 2023.


Received: 28 June 2023.

Revised:   12 September 2023.
Accepted: 30 September 2023.
Published: 27 November 2023.




Biosolids have benefits for soil and crop production and contribute to sustainable development. The use of biosolids in agriculture holds great potential for enhancing the economic development of rural communities. This research aims to analyze the mediating role of attitudes between knowledge and the intention to use biosolids as fertilizer. During the examination process 635 questionnaires were obtained, and statistical analysis was performed using Smart-PLS. The results of the study indicate that attitudes play a mediating role between knowledge and the intention to use biosolids in agriculture. In conclusion, it is emphasized in the need for positive attitudes towards the use of biosolids among agricultural managers, directors, technicians, and farmers. These results benefit the Dominican Republic's Ministry of Agriculture, agricultural professionals, and farmers. The Ministry can shape policies and offer education on biosolid use. Agricultural leaders should consider attitudes alongside knowledge.Farmers should stay informed and adopt biosolid practices for better crop productivity and soil health.


Keywords – Knowledge, attitude, intention to use, biosolids, fertilizer.



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