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Vulnerability, values and heterogeneity: One step further to understand risk perception and behaviour
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. (Risk and Crisis Research Center)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5000-311X
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. (RCR)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5355-4280
2015 (English)In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 18, no 1, 2-20 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim is to investigate differences in risk perception and behaviour among different population groups selected by gender, age, country of birth, disability and sexual orientation in the light of general values and vulnerability. The analyses use data from two Swedish national surveys from 2005 to 2008. People with foreign background perceive controlled and dread risks as a greater threat than do native-born people, but there is no difference in behaviour when general values and vulnerability have been controlled for. Compared to women, men rate known and dread risks as lower, but controlled risks as higher. Further, men’s behaviour is more risk-oriented and less risk-reducing, and homosexuals and bisexuals are more likely than heterosexuals to report risk behaviour. Compared to previous studies of the so-called White Male Effect carried out in the USA, gender does not play a similar role in Sweden. On the contrary, it seems as if gender is of less importance and that the strength of the association varies depending on type of risk or risk behaviour.

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2015. Vol. 18, no 1, 2-20 p.
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heterogeneity, risk behaviour, risk perception, values, vulnerability
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-22736DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2013.879485ISI: 000346840300002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84919463380OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-22736DiVA: diva2:743418
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