審査付論文応用心理学研究, 2007, Vol.33, No.1, 26-27.
火災リスク認知に関する一般人 - 専門家間比較
中 谷 内 一 也 （ 帝 塚 山 大 学 ）
A comparison of perceived risk of fires between lay people and experts
( Tezukayama University )
This research examined the differences between lay people and experts in estimating the perceived causes of fires. One hundred and eighteen students and 142 firefighters participated in the survey. The results of analyses suggested that lay people underestimate the statistically high causes of fire. On the other hand, experts correctly estimate those causes that are statistically of high frequency. Implications of the current results for how to best communicate with the public on the causes and prevention of fires were discussed.
KEY WORDS : risk perception, fire fighting, risk communication