Search for dissertations about: "risk perception"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 240 swedish dissertations containing the words risk perception.

  1. 1. Safety as a process : From risk perception to safety activity

    Author : Christina Stave; Tore J Larsson; Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling Chalmers Tekniska Högskola; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Accident prevention; Occupation; Risk; Perception; Safety; Food; Industry; V Medicine; V Medicine; Oha Labour and labour market; Oha Labour and labour market;

    Abstract : The frequency of occupational accidents in the Swedish food industry and agriculture is high. This thesis has therefore explored the 'process of safety' in order to detect and analyse factors that either hinder or facilitate safety activity and to further develop intervention methods towards increased safety activity. READ MORE

  2. 2. Noise and music : a matter of risk perception

    Author : Stephen E. Widén; Högskolan Väst; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Adolescents; Tinnitus; Noise sensitivity; Socio-economic status; Attitudes; Use of hearing protection; Risk behaviour; Risk-consideration; Self-image; Norms and Ideals; Psychology; Psykologi; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : The prevalence of tinnitus and hearing impairments among adolescents seems to increase as a consequence of exposure to loud noise. Several studies have highlighted the negative auditory effects of exposure to loud music at concerts and discotheques, environments in which young people today spend considerable periods of time. READ MORE

  3. 3. Changes in Hydrological Risk Perception and Implications for Disaster Risk Reduction

    Author : Elena Mondino; Giuliano Di Baldassarre; Johanna Mård; Teun Terpstra; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; risk perception; floods; droughts; disaster risk reduction; sociohydrology; Geovetenskap med inriktning mot miljöanalys; Earth Science with specialization in Environmental Analysis;

    Abstract : Economic losses caused by hydrological extremes, such as floods and droughts, are exacerbating because of increased anthropogenic activities and global environmental changes. Understanding how individuals and communities interact with hydrological extremes thus becomes fundamental to develop effective strategies for disaster risk reduction. READ MORE

  4. 4. Uncertainty, variability and environmental risk analysis

    Author : Monika Filipsson; Tomas Öberg; Bo Bergbäck; Lars Rosén; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : Contaminated land; exposure assessment; exposure factors; risk analysis; risk perception; uncertainty; variability; probabilistic risk assessment; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Miljövetenskap; Environmental Science;

    Abstract : The negative effects of hazardous substances and possible measures that can be taken are evaluated in the environmental risk analysis process, consisting of risk assessment, risk communication and risk management. Uncertainty due to lack of knowledge and natural variability are always present in this process. READ MORE

  5. 5. Trust, risk and vulnerability : towards a philosophy of risk communication

    Author : Madeleine Hayenhjelm; Sven Ove Hansson; Ingar Brinck; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Risk communication; two-way communication; democratic approach; equality; asymmetry; vulnerability; trust; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : This thesis is a philosophical contribution to the theories on risk communication. The topic of risk communication is approached from several different angles, but with a normative focus on equality and vulnerability. Essay I is a comment on risk perception theory and the psychometric model in particular. READ MORE