reference : Gender and environmental risk concerns: A review and analysis of available research

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Abstract Accumulated research findings show that women tend to express higher levels of concern toward technology and the environment than do men, but that the tendency is not universal. The findings are particularly clear-cut for local facilities and/or nuclear and other technologies that are often seen as posing nisks of contamination; findings appear to be more mixed for broader patterns of environmental concern. Although the differing patterns have been reported with enough consistency to be considered relatively robust, less progress has been made to date in explaining the underlying dynamics. Five main hypotheses can be identified. One hypothesis, the expectation that increased knowledge will lead to decreased concern, has received so little support, despite repeated examination, that it can be discarded. Another, that women tend to express greater concern than do men about the health and safety implications of any given level of technological risk, has received consistent support. The remaining 3 hypotheses require additional empincal examination.
Author Davidson, Debra J. Freudenburg, Wiluam R.
DOI 10.1177/0013916596283003
Date May 1, 1996
Issue 3
Journal Environment and Behavior
Pages 302-339
Title Gender and environmental risk concerns: A review and analysis of available research
Volume 28
Year 1996
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