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Perception of potential nuclear disaster: the relation of likelihood and consequence estimates of risk.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7898997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined the correlations of ratings of expectation of a future disaster in a nuclear power plant and estimation of its consequences in a random sample of 150 adults who lived within two kilometers of a nuclear power plant. Analysis suggested a significant positive but low relation. This finding indicates that risk perception might be explored using constellations of beliefs and attitudes toward hazards without invoking personality characteristics like trait anxiety or demographic variables such as gender.
Authors:
M D Mehta; P Simpson-Housley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-26     Completed Date:  1995-04-26     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1119-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Sociology, York University, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anxiety / psychology
Attitude*
Disasters*
Female
Gender Identity
Humans
Individuality
Male
Ontario
Personality
Power Plants*
Radioactive Hazard Release / psychology*
Risk Factors

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