Effects of Trust, Stigma, Optimistic Bias on Risk Perception of Nuclear Power Plants

원자력발전소에 대한 공중의 신뢰, 낙인과 낙관적 편향성이 위험인식에 미치는 효과

  • Received : 2013.01.07
  • Accepted : 2013.02.07
  • Published : 2013.03.28


This study was to examine the effect of trust, stigma, optimistic bias on risk perception of nuclear power plants. For this study, we carried out a survey targeting residents, total of 383, living in Seoul. The findings showed that trust of general public on nuclear power plants influenced negatively on stigma. Second, trust of general public on nuclear power plants influenced not significantly on optimistic bias. Third, stigma of general public on nuclear power plants influenced positively on risk perception. Fourth, optimistic bias of general public on nuclear power plants influenced negatively on risk perception.


Trust;Stigma;Optimistic Bias


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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