Age differences in perception of risk.

H. Otani, S. D. Leonard, V. L. Ashford, M. Bushroe, G. Reeder

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Age differences in perception of risk and the likelihood of disregarding warning signs were examined. A total of 358 adults, between 18 and 85 years old, were asked to rate 12 warning labels with respect to (a) how risky it would be to ignore the warning, (b) how likely it was that they would disregard the warning, and (c) how familiar they were with the labels. The older groups indicated higher risk in ignoring the signs than did the younger group. The older subjects were also less willing to disregard the signs than the younger subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-594
Number of pages8
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1992


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