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ERIC Number: EJ1180424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0119-5646
Risk Perception and Risk-Taking Attitude: A Comparison between Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese Undergraduate Students
Cheung, Hoi Yan; Wu, Joseph; Tao, Jun
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, v22 n4 p497-506 Nov 2013
This paper compares risk perception and risk-taking attitude between Hong Kong and mainland China undergraduate students using a Chinese version of the 30-item domain-specific risk-taking (DOSPERT) scale (Blais and Weber 2006b). Compared with their counterparts from mainland China, Hong Kong university students reported higher levels of risk perception in the social, recreational, health/safety, and ethical domains. In contrast, mainland Chinese university students reported higher levels of risk-taking attitude than their Hong Kong counterparts in the social, recreational, health/safety, and financial domains. Regarding the interaction effects of location by gender, males reported higher levels of risk-taking attitude in the financial domain than did females for the Hong Kong sample, whereas the opposite was found for the mainland Chinese sample. Moreover, though females from both locations perceived higher levels of risk in the health/safety domain than did their male counterparts from the same location, the difference between genders was greater in the mainland Chinese sample than in the Hong Kong sample.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; China
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