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A Study on Risk Communication and Perception of Electromagnetic Waves from Cellular Phones - Focus on Risk Perception of Women -
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A Study on Risk Communication and Perception of Electromagnetic Waves from Cellular Phones - Focus on Risk Perception of Women -
Kim, Kyung-Hee; Song, Dae-Jong; Choi, Jae-Wook;
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 Abstract
The study examined how the risk perception of cellular phone electromagnetic waves' possibility to harm human bodies would be psychologically different by gender and age. The study measured the risk perception targeting a total of 1,001 men and women in their twenties and more living in six major cities in Korea. According to the results, for the risk perception by gender, the women would recognize the risk of cellular phone electromagnetic waves more than the men. Among the women, those in their fifties appeared to have the greatest risk perception. In particular, the risk perception difference by age and gender was observed to be affected by psychological factors and, the study should be regarded academically significant for having verified the importance. For general people, they would perceive the risk via those psychological factors as experiences in daily life. Therefore, in order to relieve social conflicts caused by the risk, basic risk communication based on proper understanding of how the general people would recognize the risk should be provided. Hence, the study is expected to be a chance for intervention strategy research on how our community would proceed with communication and how the community, again, apprehends the cellular phone electromagnetic waves as well.
 Keywords
Risk Communication;Risk Perception;Women;Cellular Phone;
 Language
Korean
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