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Risk perception assessment in different social groups: structural equation model proposal. Anu. investig. [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.2, pp.37-44. ISSN 1851-1686.

The aim of the study is to analyse the perception of risk, considered as the interpretation of the context based in experiences and subjetive beliefs (Rohrmann, 2005) applying the statistical technique called Structural Equation Models, SEM. The original contribution when using SEM models is to conirm theoretical relations in the subjective evaluation of risks. Participants were selected following the same groups proposed by Prof. Rohrmann (University of Melbourne, Australia) in the international study, in order to replicate the crosscultural research design carried out by this author. In our country, the intentional sample was composed by students of Psychology, Geography, Environmental Sciences, Engineer and participants of feministic organizations. Risk Perception Questionnaire (Rohrmann, 2005; Argentinian Adaptation: I. M. Mikulic, 2009) was administered and showed the association between differences according to social groups and constructs linked to risk perception. Among these psychological aspects included in that perception, opinion, risk acceptance, risk beneits, etc. are considered. Results in this study show correspondence with those reported by Rohrmann (1994), when testing the same theoretical model in Australia and other countries such as Germany, New Zealand and China.

Palabras clave : Risk perception; Cross-cultural psychology; Structural equation models.

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