Document Detail


Public participation in genomics research in the Netherlands: validating a measurement scale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23038859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Nowadays, new technologies, like genomics, cannot be developed without the support of the public. However, although interested, the public does not always actively participate in science issues when offered the opportunity via public participation activities. In a study aimed at validating a measurement scale, first, we investigated if public participation existed, and, secondly, we investigated how levels of public participation in genomics research varied among groups. Finally, we studied which factors predicted public participation. Results were based on a questionnaire with four subsamples. Results confirmed, first of all, the internal consistency of the measurement scale to assess levels of public participation. Secondly, the groups differed significantly with regard to their levels of participation in genomics research. Finally, the findings revealed that information-seeking behaviour, knowledge and education were main predictors of public participation, while interest, social involvement, and trust and influence had some influence together with age and gender.
Authors:
Anne M Dijkstra; Jan M Gutteling; J A A Swart; Nicolien F Wieringa; Henny J van Derwindt; Erwin R Seydel
Related Documents :
23758509 - Modeling, informatics, and the quest for reproducibility.
23870629 - Survey of systems for comparative ranking of agents that pose a bioterroristic threat.
24394569 - Public health implications of environmental pollution in urban indonesia.
24644519 - A qualitative study exploring public perceptions on the role of community pharmacists i...
24748779 - Help-seeking preferences in the area of mild cognitive impairment: comparing family phy...
24179279 - Addressing the social determinants of health through the alameda county, california, pl...
22689929 - Incidence of infective endocarditis caused by viridans group streptococci before and af...
23758509 - Modeling, informatics, and the quest for reproducibility.
23870629 - Survey of systems for comparative ranking of agents that pose a bioterroristic threat.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public understanding of science (Bristol, England)     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0963-6625     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Underst Sci     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306503     Medline TA:  Public Underst Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  465-77     Citation Subset:  QIS    
Affiliation:
University of Twente, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Institute ELAN, Science Communication, Postbus 217,7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands a.m.dijkstra@utwente.nl
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Science, governance, and public participation: an analysis of decision making on genetic modificatio...
Next Document:  Gene myths in public perceptions.