Table 5. Indicators of relational and cognitive change as well as agreement broken out by initiative


Working Groups Advisory Councils p
Items N Mean N Mean value††
Relational change
As a result of the involvement process, I have better working relationships with the other participants. 123 1.68 (0.70) 39 2.00 (0.61) 0.006
As a result of the involvement process, I feel part of a group trying to solve a common problem. 129 1.60 (0.72) 42 1.98 (0.75) 0.002
I would be happy to work again with the same participants in a similar involvement process. 129 1.54 (0.69) 43 1.79 (0.74) 0.036
Cognitive change
As a result of the involvement process, I have a better understanding of water resources and RBM. 127 1.47 (0.70) 44 1.48 (0.63) 0.736
As a result of the involvement process, I have a better understanding of the concerns and interests of other participants. 127 1.64 (0.66) 44 1.66 (0.64) 0.799
As a result of the process, I altered my views about important issues and problems for water resources and RBM. 128 2.37 (0.94) 43 2.49 (1.03) 0.567
Agreement
The involvement process contributed to the development of a common view among the participants of the current status of the RBD as well as immediate problems and their causes. 126 1.75 (0.73) 35 2.34 (0.87) 0.000
Means based on four-point response scale, ranging from 1 = strongly agree to 4 = strongly disagree, standard deviation in brackets; †† Significant at p < 0.01.