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Aksit, Osman; McNeal, Karen S.; Gold, Anne U.; Libarkin, Julie C.; Harris, Sara – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2018
We evaluated influences on the climate change risk perceptions of undergraduate students in an introductory Earth Science course. For this sample, domain-specific content knowledge about climate change was a significant predictor of students' risk perception of climate change while cultural worldviews (individualism, hierarchy) and political…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Earth Science, Climate, Introductory Courses
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Tran, Dieu-My T.; Zimmerman, Lani M.; Kupzyk, Kevin A.; Shurmur, Scott W.; Pullen, Carol H.; Yates, Bernice C. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: To assess college students' knowledge and perception of cardiovascular risk factors and to screen for their cardiovascular risks. Participants: The final sample that responded to recruitment consisted of 158 college students from a midwestern university. Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was performed using convenience…
Descriptors: College Students, Risk Assessment, Knowledge Level, Human Body
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Søbjerg, Lene Mosegaard; Nirmalarajan, Liesanth; Villumsen, Anne Marie – Child Care in Practice, 2020
Decision-making in child protection is often understood as the final step in the process of risk, assessment and decision-making. However, when working with referrals about children at risk, decisions are also made a lot earlier when someone decides whether to refer a child to child welfare services or not. The risk assessments made by child…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Decision Making, Referral
Altunoglu, Bahattin Deniz; Atav, Esin; Sönmez, Suzan – Online Submission, 2017
In the study, secondary school students' perceptions of environmental risk perceptions and their attitudes towards the environment were investigated. The study was conducted on 1003 secondary school students from Ankara, Turkey. Survey method is used in this study which is descriptive research. To determine the state of students' environmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Risk, Environment
Steiner, Elyse A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study identified factors that affect climate change risk perception in a community college class. The purpose of this research was to determine if students were more influenced by cultural cognition (political affiliation) or science comprehension. Students in an undergraduate level environmental science and biology class were evaluated,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Climate, Environment, Cultural Awareness
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Lavrysen, Ann; Bertrands, Els; Leyssen, Leene; Smets, Lieve; Vanderspikken, Anja; De Graef, Peter – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Recent research indicates that risk competence and perception can be improved through the learning environment. The project "Riscki" examined how risk perception and risk competence in young children between three and eight years of age can be observed and measured within the classroom and school context. An intensive package of…
Descriptors: Risk, Play, Young Children, Competence
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Chen, Yixin; Yang, Z. Janet – Journal of Drug Education, 2015
We conducted an experiment to examine whether risk perceptions of alcohol-attributable cancer influence college students' binge-drinking intention and to explore how message formats (text, table, and graph) and numeracy influence risk perceptions of alcohol-attributable cancer. We found that a majority of participants (87%) perceive some risks of…
Descriptors: Cancer, Alcohol Abuse, Risk, Numeracy
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Savery, Alice; Cain, Tim; Garner, Jo; Jones, Tracy; Kynaston, Emily; Mould, Kirsten; Nicholson, Laura; Proctor, Sophie; Pugh, Rosanne; Rickard, Emma; Wilson, Deborah – Education 3-13, 2017
In a climate where, it is claimed, children now spend very little time out of doors because adults fear for their safety and impose a "zero risk childhood" on them, Forest School aims to offer learners the opportunity to take "supported risks". This study investigated perceptions of risk associated with the outdoors, held by…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Risk, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Álvarez-Chávez, Clara Rosalía; Marín, Luz S.; Perez-Gamez, Karla; Portell, Mariona; Velazquez, Luis; Munoz-Osuna, Francisca – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
College laboratories are generally perceived to be low-risk environments in comparison to industrial laboratories and plant operations. However, accidents in college chemistry laboratories have revealed the safety conditions to which both students and staff may be exposed. Improving the effectiveness of laboratory safety training programs and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Risk, Hazardous Materials
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Ramos-Soler, Irene; López-Sánchez, Carmen; Torrecillas-Lacave, Teresa – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
An important part of current research regarding online risks is aimed at analysing cyber aggression according to its frequency and type. By contrast, there is less scientific knowledge available on risk perception, the analysis of its components, and the measurement and impact on the behaviour of minors on the Internet. Therefore, the main…
Descriptors: Risk, Information Technology, Computer Use, Classification
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Nkoana, Elvis Modikela – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
Anthropogenic climate change caused by the release of excessive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the atmosphere is the biggest challenge of the 21st century. Man-made climate change threatens the biosphere on which all forms of life depend. Climate change requires human effort to manage the impact of extreme events such as droughts, flooding,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Risk, Student Attitudes
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Pavloski, Erin L.; Triezenberg, Heather A.; Takahashi, Bruno; Taylor, William W. – Journal of Extension, 2019
We examined risk perceptions that aquatic-based recreation stakeholders in the Great Lakes region held about fish diseases, using viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) as our case study. Eighty-five percent of study participants knew nothing or very little about VHS. Regarding risks posed by VHS, participants overall were most concerned about risks…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Water, Animals, Diseases
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Al Khayyal, Hatem; El Geneidy, Moshera; El Shazly, Somaya Abdel Moneim – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Coronary heart disease is the most frequent single cause of death among persons over 65 years of age and it seems to continue to be a significant threat to the health and wellbeing of the elderly population all over the world, yet the condition is largely preventable. The aims of this study to assess and determine the relations among elder's…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Heart Disorders, At Risk Persons, Health Behavior
Bruemmer, Kimberly Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of risk in student organization management, including differing perceptions among student leaders, advisers, and university personnel, as well as, how factors such as institutional size and community setting influenced said perceptions. In identifying how these three individual groups articulate…
Descriptors: Risk, Student Organizations, Risk Management, Student Attitudes
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Graydon, Ryan Christopher; Gonzalez, Paola Andrea; Laureano-Rosario, Abdiel Elias; Pradieu, Guillermo Reginald – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Bottled water consumption continues to break records worldwide and its environmental impact is often underestimated by the consumer. Many factors affect individuals' choices to consume tap water and bottled water including perceived health risks and water quality. The University of South Florida (USF) has joined a nationwide initiative to…
Descriptors: Water, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Water Quality
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