Developing a valid scale of past tornado experiences
People's past experience with a hazard theoretically is a key factor in how they perceive a future risk because experience is a mechanism through which one acquires knowledge about a risk. Despite this, past hazard experience has been conceptualized and measured in wide-ranging and often simplistic ways by researchers, resulting in mixed findings about the relationship between experience and risk perception. Thus, dimensions of past hazard experiences are not validly known, nor is it known how one's experiences relate to their assessment of future risks. Past hazard experience is particularly ...
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