After the Flood : Anger, Attribution, and the Seeking of Information

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Griffin, Robert J. and Yang, Zheng and Huurne ter, Ellen and Boerner, Francesca and Ortiz, Sherry and Dunwoody, Sharon (2008) After the Flood : Anger, Attribution, and the Seeking of Information. Science Communication, 29 (3). pp. 285-315. ISSN 1075-5470

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Abstract:In an effort to understand what motivates people to attend to information about flood risks, this study applies the Risk Information Seeking and Processing model to explore how local residents responded to damaging river flooding in the Milwaukee area. The results indicate that anger at managing agencies was associated with the desire for information and active information seeking and processing, as well as with greater risk judgment of harm from future flooding, greater sense of personal efficacy, lower institutional trust, and causal attributions for flood losses as being due to poor government management.
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/60044
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1075547007312309
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