Communication Studies and Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities After Disasters, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, USA.
Communicating Risks: Examining Hazard and Outrage in Multiple Contexts
Article first published online: 12 OCT 2010
© 2010 Society for Risk Analysis
Volume 30, Issue 12, pages 1872–1886, December 2010
How to Cite
Lachlan, K. and Spence, P. R. (2010), Communicating Risks: Examining Hazard and Outrage in Multiple Contexts. Risk Analysis, 30: 1872–1886. doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01511.x
- Issue published online: 1 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 12 OCT 2010
- risk communication
This article examines the heuristic value of a model of risk communication outlined by Peter Sandman. It tests and expands the proposed constructs and seeks to establish a measurement model. Results in the first laboratory study indicated congruence between the model and data, while the second demonstrated the capacity for manipulation of the constructs. A field study then extended the measurement model in both scope and usefulness by demonstrating its utility in an applied setting. Descriptive analyses indicate differences in perceptions of risk on the basis of sex and race. Implications for the use of the model are discussed.