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Table 3 Differences between herders and students on 15 possible future outcomes, in order of statistical significance

From: Paired comparison of visions for the future among young pastoralists and students in Samburu, Kenya

Rated items Group1 t-value p-value
Mean (\( \overline{\mathrm{x}} \) ) student ranking2 and (s.d.) Mean (\( \overline{\mathrm{x}} \)) herder ranking2 and (s.d.)
Work for a conservancy 4.87 (2.78) 5.13 (3.43) −.28 .78
Hire somebody to herd your livestock 8.91 (3.07) 9.91 (3.96) −.96 .34
Own mostly camels in your herd 10.26 (2.53) 8.74 (4.72) 1.36 .18
Own rooms you can rent to others 5.74 (2.99) 7.39 (4.27) −1.52 .14
Keep extra money in a bank 8.65 (3.02) 6.91 (4.18) 1.62 .11
All daughters attend school 2.09 (1.16) 4.17 (3.83) −2.50 .02
Own your own plot 6.78 (2.41) 8.73 (3.28) −2.31 .03
Graze freely wherever you want 12.78 (3.21) 10.34 (3.41) 2.49 .02
Purchase more livestock 10.30 (3.11) 8.09 (3.12) 2.42 .02
Live in a house made from stone 6.30 (2.26) 8.65 (3.91) −2.49 .02
Never lose livestock to a predator 8.04 (3.98) 11.52 (4.79) −2.68 .01
A healthy wildlife population 4.22 (3.46) 8.83 (4.06) −4.16 <.01
All sons attend school 1.61 (.84) 3.17 (2.27) −3.10 <.01
Own mostly cows in your herd 9.87 (2.86) 6.00 (4.01) 3.73 <.01
Own mostly goats and sheep in your herd 10.83 (2.59) 4.96 (3.56) 6.40 <.01
  1. 1n = 23 for herders and 23 for students
  2. 2scale of 1 (highest ranked preference) to 15 (lowest ranked preference)