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The Influence of Knowledge and Education in Public Risk Perception. A Case Study in Calabria (Southern Italy)

Version 1 : Received: 26 March 2018 / Approved: 26 March 2018 / Online: 26 March 2018 (14:17:57 CEST)

How to cite: Coscarelli, R.; Antronico, L.; De Pascale, F.; Condino, F. The Influence of Knowledge and Education in Public Risk Perception. A Case Study in Calabria (Southern Italy). Preprints 2018, 2018030218 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201803.0218.v1). Coscarelli, R.; Antronico, L.; De Pascale, F.; Condino, F. The Influence of Knowledge and Education in Public Risk Perception. A Case Study in Calabria (Southern Italy). Preprints 2018, 2018030218 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201803.0218.v1).

Abstract

Climate change is increasing the occurrence of disastrous events in the world, but several disparities in population vulnerability are being registered. One of the causes of these variances is different public risk perception also due to the degree of education and knowledge of the population. In this study, some of the results obtained in a risk perception survey are presented. The survey was carried out in an area of Calabria (Southern Italy) hit by geo-hydrological events that have occurred in recent years with damage to roads, tourism facilities and private houses. A statistical interpretation of the results highlights the importance of education and knowledge to risk perception on the part of the population investigated.

Subject Areas

risk perception; geo-hydrological risk; education; Southern Italy

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