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Relationship among Public's Risk Characteristics, Risk Severity, Risk Perception and Risk Acceptability of Human Stem Cell Technology

공중의 체세포복제기술에 대한 위험특성, 위험심각성, 위험인식 및 위험수용의 관계

  • Song, Hae-Ryong (Dept. of Journalism and Communication, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Kim, Won-je (Dept. of Journalism and Communication, Sungkyunkwan University)
  • 송해룡 (성균관대 신문방송학과) ;
  • 김원제 (성균관대 신문방송학과)
  • Received : 2017.05.11
  • Accepted : 2017.07.20
  • Published : 2017.07.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among public's risk characteristics, risk severity, risk perception and risk acceptability of human stem cell technology. The subjects were 300 Koreans selected. The data were analyzed by the exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, correlation analysis and structural equation modeing analysis. The results were as followed. First, public's risk characteristics on human stem cell technology influenced positively on risk severity. Second, public's risk characteristics on human stem cell technology influenced positively on risk perception. Third, public's risk severity on human stem cell technology influenced positively on risk perception. Fourth, public's risk characteristics on human stem cell technology influenced negatively on risk acceptability. Fifth, public's risk severity on human stem cell technology influenced not significantly on risk acceptability. Sixth, public's risk perception on human stem cell technology influenced not significantly on risk acceptability. These results will contribute to develop the risk communication strategy on the acceptability of human stem cell technology.

Keywords

Risk Characteristics;Risk severity;Risk Perception;Risk Acceptability;Human Stem Cell Technology

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea

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