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ERIC Number: ED290614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
Severe Weather Perceptions.
Abrams, Karol
Severe weather is an element of nature that cannot be controlled. Therefore, it is important that the general public be aware of severe weather and know how to react quickly and appropriately in a weather emergency. This study, done in the community surrounding the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, was conducted to compile and analyze data on public perceptions in a severe weather situation. The specific objective was to identify specific problem areas concerning safety education and some of the confusion about basic terminology. The study suggests that there exist not only some confusion over the terminology of "watch" and "warning," but also some education may be necessary for public safety. The results indicate a need for further study in the area of weather perceptions, as well as an increased emphasis on the development of educational programs that would be aimed at improving the understanding among members of the public. The appendix includes the survey instrument used in the study. (TW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A