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    Environmental Risk to the Self: Factor analysis and development of sub-scales for the Environmental Appraisal Inventory (EAI) with an Irish sample


    Walsh-Daneshmandi, Anne and MacLachlan, Malcolm (2000) Environmental Risk to the Self: Factor analysis and development of sub-scales for the Environmental Appraisal Inventory (EAI) with an Irish sample. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 20 (2). pp. 141-149. ISSN 0272-4944

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    Abstract

    This paper expands the work on perception of risk to the Self from hazards in the environment by developing psychological aspects of ecological risk perception, which have received little attention to date. Responses from 159 university students to a 26-item scale of environmental hazard perception, an adaptation of Schmidt and Gifford's (1989) Environmental Appraisal Inventory (EAI), were factor analysed and a 20-item scale with three subscales was developed. The subscales represented techno-human, natural, and everyday-life hazards, and these are the first subscales to be developed on the EAI. Psychometric properties of the scales are discussed and cultural differences in hazard identification are addressed.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Environmental Risk; Self; Factor analysis; development; subscales; Environmental Appraisal Inventory; EAI; Irish sample;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16557
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1006/jevp.1999.0158
    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2022 15:21
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Environmental Psychology
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
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