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Table 1 Factor arrays for advisors

From: A Q study: exploring the purpose of transdisciplinary dairy advisory services in Denmark

Number Statement, advisors Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3
1 To contribute positively to the net income of the farm 0 1 4a
2 To offer advice focusing on the economic consequences of current actions 0 2 3
3 To identify possible improvements in farm management 0 0 1
4 To provide a ‘whole farm’ advisory service 1 1 − 1
5 To educate the farm employees − 3 − 3 − 2
6 To increase my own professional competencies − 1 − 2 − 1
7 To ensure value in terms of the money invested by the farmer in transdisciplinary advisory services 3 2 2
8 To share the responsibility with the farmer − 2 − 2 1
9 For people from my transdisciplinary network to recommend me as an advisor to other farmers − 3 − 4 − 1
10 To improve the production results of the farm 2 3 3
11 To increase the impact of the advisory service when a team of advisors reach the same conclusion 1 − 1 1
12 To contribute with specialist knowledge from my own field of expertise 1 0 − 1
13 To contribute to the development of the farm strategy 0 0 0
14 To support the farmer to take more responsibility − 1 − 2 2
15 To create extra revenue for myself − 4 − 4 − 4
16 To improve dairy herd health − 2 3 − 1
17 To solve problems on the farm 1 2 1
18 To create results by working together 3 2 − 2
19 To help the farmer achieve the farm strategy 3 − 1 4
20 To educate the farmer in human resource management − 2 − 3 − 4
21 To increase the farmer’s job satisfaction when cooperating with his/her advisors 0 1 2
22 To work with the farmer toward a common goal 2 3 0
23 To motivate the farmer to change farm management procedures 0 0 1
24 To benefit from the advisors’ different competencies 4 4 2
25 To expand my professional network − 1 − 3 − 2
26 To improve animal welfare − 3 2 − 1
27 To transfer knowledge from several professional perspectives 2 1 − 2
28 To cooperate on an equal footing with other professions 1 0 − 3
29 To follow-up on agreed actions 0 0 0
30 To help the farmer gain an overview of priority action areas 1 1 0
31 To dare to raise any issue despite potential disagreement 0 − 1 0
32 To develop specific action plans in the transdisciplinary setting − 1 0 0
33 To learn more about teamwork processes − 1 − 2 − 3
34 To support the farmer in reaching his/her goals 2 1 3
35 To support the farmer in his/her dialogue with the bank − 1 − 1 1
36 To support the farmer in implementing standard operating procedures on the farm − 2 − 1 0
37 To make use of all available knowledge regarding the interaction between feed and health 4 4 0
38 To provide the kind of advisory service that the farmer requests 2 0 2
39 To improve my own job satisfaction − 2 − 2 − 2
40 To reduce the use of antibiotics − 4 − 1 − 3
  1. aStatements rated ‘mostly agree’ (+ 3 and + 4) and ‘mostly disagree’ (− 4 and − 3) are marked in bold