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A Study on Risk Perception of Community Youth

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2010, 6(3), pp.113-131
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Lee Chae Shik 1

1대구한의대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

To overcome serious risks in risk society, risk perception of youths are very crucial. The purpose of this study is to analyze risk perception of community youth. The data were gathered from students participating after-school academy program in elementary school and middle school with questionnaire. The results of this study are as follows; Firstly, risk perception of youth is rather higher than average point(2.5) and community youths perceive more risky about sexual criminology, criminology and traffic accidents in general life-world domains. Secondly, middle school students perceive more risky about war, sexual criminology, economic crisis than those of elementary school students. Thirdly, elder youths feel more risky about war, sexual criminology, economic crisis than those of younger youths. In conclusion, the study suggests that our society should extend political practices about general life-wold in risk domains for youth.

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