Title

Risk Information Seeking Among U.S. and Dutch Residents: An Application of the Model of Risk Information Seeking and Processing

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

23 p.

Publication Date

12-2009

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Source Publication

Science Communication

Source ISSN

1075-5470

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1177/1075547009332653

Abstract

The model of risk information seeking and processing (RISP) proposes characteristics of individuals that might predispose them to seek risk information. The intent of this study is to test the model’s robustness across two independent samples in different nations. Based on data from the United States and the Netherlands, the causal structure involving the impact of different predictors of seeking information was evaluated. In addition, the direct contributions of informational subjective norms and affective responses to the seeking of additional risk information were tested. Results indicate that the RISP model has international validity and that the newly proposed paths are plausible.

Comments

Science Communication, Vol. 31, No. 2 (December 2009): 215-237. DOI.