publication . Article . Other literature type . 1996

What determines trust in information about food-related risks? Underlying psychological constructs.

Lynn J. Frewer; Duncan Hedderley; Richard Shepherd; Chaya Howard;
  • Published: 01 Aug 1996
Trust in risk information about food related-hazards may be an important determinant of public reactions to risk information. One of the central questions addressed by the risk communication literature is why some individuals and organizations are trusted as sources of risk information and others are not. Industry and government often lack public trust, whereas other sources (for example, consumer organizations, the quality media, medical doctors) are highly trusted. Problematically, previous surveys and questionnaire studies have utilized questions generated by the investigators themselves to assess public perceptions of trust in different sources. Furthermore,...
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Physiology (medical), Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality, Terminology, Interview, Accountability, Repertory grid, Distrust, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social psychology, Public trust, Government, Applied psychology, Psychology, Consumer Organizations
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