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Effects of Publics’ Technology Risk Characteristics and Trust on Risk Perception, Risk Acceptability - Focused on Nano Technology -

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2016, 12(1), pp.69-81
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

wonje kim 1 SONG, HAE RYONG 1 Chanwon Kim 2

1성균관대학교
2성균관대학교 미디어문화콘텐츠연구소

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to examine how the trust of public toward risk management groups affects their risk perception and acceptability based on nanotechnology risk characteristics. The results were as follows. First, nanotechnology risk characteristics were identified as dread risk and unknown risk, and the level of unknown risk had a negative influence on trust toward risk management groups (governments and scientists). The level of dread risk on nanotechnology risk influenced risk perception positively, while the level of unknown risk on nanotechnology risk negatively affected risk acceptability. Second, the public trust toward risk management group positively influenced risk acceptability, although it did not have a significant influence on risk perception. Third, no significant association was found between risk perception and risk acceptability on nanotechnology.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.