大学生のリスク認知に関する日米比較研究  [in Japanese] A comparative research of risk perception on US-Japan college students  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

A Cross-cultural questionnaire survey on the perception of sixteen risks was carried out in Tokyo, Japan and Eugene, Oregon, USA in 1991. The sixteen risk items consisted of environmental risks, technological risks, epidemics, natural disasters, societal risks and political-economic risks. Samples were collected from male and female college students in both cities. Although both Japanese and American samples judged war and nuclear power plant accidents among the risks for which it was most urgent to avoid harm, other perceptions differed considerably between the two samples. The Japanese were most concerned with the global environmental risks such as global warming, destruction of forests and acid rain. The Americans rated risks such as AIDS and illegal drugs as the most serious risks in their country. The former risk orientation was global and the latter one was somewhat more localized. Females tended to have more confidence than did males in the effectiveness of efforts put forth to reduce these risk.

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Social Psychology

    Japanese Journal of Social Psychology 9(2), 114-122, 1994

    The Japanese Society of Social Psychology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110002785577
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10049127
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    0916-1503
  • NDL Article ID
    3559591
  • NDL Source Classification
    F76;H61;SB0
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZE1(社会・労働--社会科学・社会思想・社会学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z6-2798
  • Data Source
    CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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