International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Risk Perception Assessment in Argentina: An Overall Model of Structural Equation Model
Isabel María Mikulic PhD; Romina Caballero Phd; Melina Crespi

The purpose of this study is to analyze the perception of risk conceived as experience-based/subjective belief context interpretation (Rohrmann, 2005) by applying the statistical technique known as Structural Equation Modeling, SEM. The original contribution consists in proposing the use of SEM models in order to confirm theoretical relations in the subjective evaluation of risks. Participants were selected from the same groups proposed by Rohrmann (1994) in his international study in order to duplicate the cross-cultural research design of the author. In this study the intentional sample was composed by students of Psychology, Geography, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, and by members of feminist organizations. The administration of the Risk Perception Questionnaire of Rohrmann showed risk perception in different social groups, as well as the various constructs linked to risk perception. Study results show correspondence with those reported by Rohrmann (1994) when testing the same theoretical model in Australia and other countries.

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