A survey of the factors associated with economic well-being expectations from natural gas discoveries in Tanzania: the case of Dar es Salaam Region

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2018
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University of Dar es Salaam
Abstract
This study set out to explore the factors associated with economic well-being expectations from natural gas discoveries in Tanzania. The objectives were to determine how informational factors, behavioural factors and past experiences are associated with economic well-being expectations from the natural gas discoveries in Tanzania.The study employed a descriptive survey research design. Data were collected by use of a questionnaire which was disseminated online, while also a few were distributed by hand. The study was conducted in Dar es Salaam region. A sample of 50 respondents participated in the study. The study applied cross-tabulation analysis to derive different statistics for measuring association.The study found a significant association between some information factors, behavioural factors and past experiences with economic well-being expectations. Among the informational factors, significant association was found for; need for information, influence of information from foreign sources, local media and friends/peers/family and willingness to pay for information. Among the behavioural factors, significant association were found for; marital status, number of dependants, originating from a natural resource area, trust in friends/peers/family versus official sources and pessimism/optimism bias. Lastly, significant association was also found for the perception of how the oil and gas sector’s future will reflect the past. The significance of these findings is to necessitate responsible authorities to devise expectations management strategies that consider these factors. From the study findings, the study recommends that expectations management strategies should address the information needs of the people and be customised to meet the specific needs of different subpopulations basing on their varying behavioural factors. The study recommends further researcher to determine the causal relationship between the variables as this study was focussed on determining the association relationship. Further research could also consider widening the scope of the study.
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Natural resources surveys, Gas, natural, Oil and gases, Law and legislation, Economic survey, Welfare economics, Information retrieval, Tanzania
Citation
Katusabe, L.A (2018)A survey of the factors associated with economic well-being expectations from natural gas discoveries in Tanzania: the case of Dar es Salaam Region.Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam.