Pandacan Residents Perception Attitude and Behavior Towards Health and Safety Risks

ABSTRACT

This study which sought to determine the perceptions, attitudes and behaviors of Pandacan residents toward health and safety risks conducted a survey (N=200) and (4) focus group discussions among Pandacan residents. Attitudes were measured by the level of agreement towards various health and safety practices while behavior was measured by the adherence to these practices. The risk which the residents generally considered as alarming, dreadful, shocking and depressing was the incidence of fire; this was due to their past experiences of residential fires. Attitudes towards health and safety practices were divided among repondents. On the other hand, data on behavior generally implied that residents adhere to these health and safety practices. Findings revealed that respondents were knowledgeable on health and safety risks pertinent in their area; these information they get from various sources, with the local government unit (barangay) as the most cited and credible source. Risk perception was associated with proximity to the location oil depots while familiarity did not have a significant link with perception. The study also supported the attitude-behavior association stated in the Theory of Reasoned Action by Fishbein and Ajzen.

Acasio, M.N. & Mizal, C.P. (2011). PANDACAN RESIDENTS’ PERCEPTION, ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR TOWARDS HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS, Unpublished Thesis, University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication


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Subject Index  : Health risk communication


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