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Author (up) Kim, K.H.; Choi, J.W.; Lee, E.; Cho, Y.M.; Ahn, H.R. url  doi
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  Title A study on the risk perception of light pollution and the process of social amplification of risk in Korea Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Environmental Science and Pollution Research International Abbreviated Journal Environ Sci Pollut Res Int  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Psychology  
  Abstract In this study, the risk perception level of each light pollution type was analyzed, and the effects of the variables (e.g., psychometric paradigm factor, trust in the government, etc.) on the process of the increase in the risk perception were analyzed. For the sample population (1096 persons) in Korea, the risk perception levels of each light pollution type and other environmental and health risk factors were compared, and the relative magnitude was examined. In addition, to test which variables affect the group with high-risk perception of each light pollution type, a logistic regression analysis was performed. For the group with highest risk perception of light pollution, the odds ratios (OR) of all psychometric paradigms (excluding controllability) increased compared to those of the group with low-risk perception. Additionally, the level showing the acquisition of information from the media and the recollection level of media criticism on each light pollution type showed a statistically significant increase. Especially, the risk perception of light trespass increased as trust in the government decreased. The significance of this study includes the finding that the public's risk perception of light pollution was significantly affected by the psychometric paradigm factors. Moreover, this study analyzed the differences of the variables that affect the increase in the risk perception of each light pollution type and provided a theoretical framework that can practically reflect the strategy for the risk communication of light pollution.  
  Address Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0944-1344 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:25649389 Approved no  
  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 1102  
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