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The Effects of Risk Perceptions Related to Particulate Matter on Outdoor Activity Satisfaction in South Korea

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Interdisciplinary Program in Landscape Architecture, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
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Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, Sejong 30147 Korea
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Tourism Policy Research Division, Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, Seoul 08826, Korea
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Department of Landscape Architecture and Rural System Engineering, Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(5), 1613; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051613
Received: 30 January 2020 / Revised: 26 February 2020 / Accepted: 28 February 2020 / Published: 2 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Environment and Health)
In recent years, the Korean public has become aware of the form of air pollution known as particulate matter, with a consequent growth of public anxiety causing a negative risk perception about outdoor activity. This study aims at determining the causal relationship between risk perceptions about particulate matter and outdoor activity satisfaction in South Korea. An Internet survey was conducted with 412 people, and a structural equation model was used to perform confirmatory factor analysis. The statistically significant results show that the perceived risk of particulate matter is higher when people do not show interest in or trust public opinion or policy on the subject. This increases people’s perceptions of health risks, which in turn lowers their satisfaction with outdoor activity. Although trust levels in public opinion or policy had a positive impact on outdoor activity satisfaction, this was not statistically significant. These results are expected to contribute to risk communication guidelines in public opinion reporting and to the direction of environmental health policies in developing countries with high levels of air pollution, such as particulate matter. View Full-Text
Keywords: air pollution; outdoor activities satisfaction scale (OASS); PM10; PM2.5; South Korea; structural equation model (SEM) air pollution; outdoor activities satisfaction scale (OASS); PM10; PM2.5; South Korea; structural equation model (SEM)
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Kim, B.; Yoon, E.J.; Kim, S.; Lee, D.K. The Effects of Risk Perceptions Related to Particulate Matter on Outdoor Activity Satisfaction in South Korea. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1613. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051613

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Kim B, Yoon EJ, Kim S, Lee DK. The Effects of Risk Perceptions Related to Particulate Matter on Outdoor Activity Satisfaction in South Korea. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(5):1613. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051613

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Kim, Bomi; Yoon, Eun J.; Kim, Songyi; Lee, Dong K. 2020. "The Effects of Risk Perceptions Related to Particulate Matter on Outdoor Activity Satisfaction in South Korea" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 5: 1613. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051613

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