Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Exposure Perception as a Key Indicator of Risk Perception and Acceptance of Sources of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

Table 1

Questions on affective, moral, subjective exposure perception and risk perception of various exposure situations shown in pictures.

QuestionAnswer option

Affective evaluation:
“imagine  you are the person depicted in the picture, what kind of feelings about exposure would you have in this situation?”
5-point Likert scale from 1 = “very positive” to 5 = “very negative”

Moral evaluation:
“in  your opinion, does the situation depicted by the picture elicit any moral concerns about exposure?”
5-point Likert scale from 1 = “not at all” to 5 = “yes absolutely”

Subjective exposure perception:
“in your opinion, how strong is the exposure to the person in the above picture?”
5-point Likert scale from 1 = “low” to 5 = “high”

Risk perception:
“how dangerous do you consider this situation to be for the person [placeholder describing scenario, e.g., using the laptop]? Please choose one of the following answers.”
5-point Likert scale from 1 = “not dangerous” to 5 = “very dangerous”

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