Perception of risk is different across countries


Concerning the predictors of perceived risk, some of them differed across countries; for example, perceived social support (from family and spouse) was related to the perception of risk in the Ecuadorian sites, but not in Mexico (Jones et al., 2013). Given that this study was exploratory in nature (see source document for full reference), the exact explanation for observed cross-country differences was not provided. Nevertheless, the variety of findings on effects of contextual factors on risk perception can serve as an illustration of how subtle differences between different places are and how important it is to take them into account when planning programmes for people living in the areas affected by natural disasters.

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