Title

After the Flood: Anger, Attribution, and the Seeking of Information

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

31 p.

Publication Date

3-2008

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Source Publication

Science Communication

Source ISSN

1075-5470

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1177/1075547007312309

Abstract

In an effort to understand what motivates people to attend to information about flood risks, this study applies the Risk Information Seeking and Processing model to explore how local residents responded to damaging river flooding in the Milwaukee area. The results indicate that anger at managing agencies was associated with the desire for information and active information seeking and processing, as well as with greater risk judgment of harm from future flooding, greater sense of personal efficacy, lower institutional trust, and causal attributions for flood losses as being due to poor government management.

Comments

Science Communication, Vol. 29, No. 3 (March 2008): 285-315. DOI.