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Values in risk perception - A study of the relationship between values and risk perception in three countries

Ivanisevic, Jelena and Nordenstedt, Henrik (2009) In LUTVDG/TVBB-5314-SE VBR920
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Risk Management and Safety Engineering (M.Sc.Eng.)
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Abstract
Risk perception research has largely focused on finding how different demographic variables predict risk perception dimensions. This thesis suggests including motivational values among the areas of focus, being a dimension shared across different demographical contexts. The methodology includes using established and scrutinized tools from the values and risk perception fields respectively and combining them in a questionnaire. Data is gathered from South Africa, Sweden and USA. The results support the hypothesis that there is a connection between motivational values and risk perception dimensions. The connection is quantified relative to demographic groups. More advanced statistical methods and qualitative methods are suggested to delve... (More)
Risk perception research has largely focused on finding how different demographic variables predict risk perception dimensions. This thesis suggests including motivational values among the areas of focus, being a dimension shared across different demographical contexts. The methodology includes using established and scrutinized tools from the values and risk perception fields respectively and combining them in a questionnaire. Data is gathered from South Africa, Sweden and USA. The results support the hypothesis that there is a connection between motivational values and risk perception dimensions. The connection is quantified relative to demographic groups. More advanced statistical methods and qualitative methods are suggested to delve deeper into this area. (Less)
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author
Ivanisevic, Jelena and Nordenstedt, Henrik
supervisor
organization
course
VBR920
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Risk perception, values, decision making, psychometric paradigm, Schwartz value theory
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB-5314-SE
report number
5314
ISSN
1402-3504
language
English
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1689179
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2011-01-21 08:32:45
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  abstract     = {Risk perception research has largely focused on finding how different demographic variables predict risk perception dimensions. This thesis suggests including motivational values among the areas of focus, being a dimension shared across different demographical contexts. The methodology includes using established and scrutinized tools from the values and risk perception fields respectively and combining them in a questionnaire. Data is gathered from South Africa, Sweden and USA. The results support the hypothesis that there is a connection between motivational values and risk perception dimensions. The connection is quantified relative to demographic groups. More advanced statistical methods and qualitative methods are suggested to delve deeper into this area.},
  author       = {Ivanisevic, Jelena and Nordenstedt, Henrik},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {Risk perception,values,decision making,psychometric paradigm,Schwartz value theory},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB-5314-SE},
  title        = {Values in risk perception - A study of the relationship between values and risk perception in three countries},
  year         = {2009},
}