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학술지 The Relationship between Risk Perception of Cell Phones and Objective Knowledge of EMF in Korea
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저자
서명순, 최재욱, 김경희, 최형도
발행일
202010
출처
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, v.17 no.19, pp.1-10
ISSN
1660-4601
출판사
MDPI
DOI
https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197207
협약과제
20HH3900, 복합 전파환경에서의 국민건강 보호 기반 구축 사업, 최형도
초록
This study examines differences between the level of objective knowledge regarding radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) and risk perception of cell phones in Korea. We also investigate the extent to which socio-demographic factors, perceived EMF exposure, objective knowledge regarding EMF, and psychological factors influence the risk perception of cell phones using hierarchical multiple regression. All 3393 study subjects completed a survey measuring the degree of risk perception of EMF. They were sampled in accordance with representative proportions of sex, age group, and region of residence as shown in the 2019 Resident Registration Population Statistics reported by Korea. The variables that have the most influence on risk perception of cell phones can be induced from the beta values for each variable: The subjective factor, perceived level of exposure to EMF (棺 = 0.253), was more strongly related to risk perception of cell phones than level of knowledge regarding EMF, an objective factor in this study. Of the psychological factors, Dreadfulness (棺 = 0.331), Personal knowledge (棺 = ?닋174), and Familiarity (棺 = ?닋089) influenced risk perceptions of cell phones; Controllability did not. On the risk cognition map, people though that it was easy to control risk related to Cell phone use in daily life, while risk related to High technology was uncontrollable.
키워드
Hierarchical multiple regression analysis, Knowledge level of RF-EMF, Mobile phone, Risk awareness, Risk cognition map, Uncontrollability
KSP 제안 키워드
Age group, Cell phone use, Control risk, EMF exposure, Factors influence, High technology, Multiple regression analysis, Population statistics, Psychological factors, Radio Frequency(RF), Radio-frequency electromagnetic fields