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Public response to the rare earth industries in Malaysia

Hassan, Azman and Tengku Ismail , Tengku Hanidza and Saari, Mohd Yusof and Abu Samah, Mohd Armi (2015) Public response to the rare earth industries in Malaysia. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 30. pp. 62-67. ISSN 1878-0296

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Abstract

This paper provides a detailed analysis of public response to the rare earth industry in Malaysia. House-to-house interview was conducted in 2013 (N=1097). Males were more acceptable of the RE industry compared to female (p<0.05) and the government workers were less acceptable of the risk (p<.0.05). Only 7.02% of the respondents reported that they will not accept the RE industry. The principle component analysis on 11 risk perception attributes identified three factors: Risk, Benefit, No government confidence and newness. Multiple regression analysis indicated that public acceptance of the RE industry could significantly be predicted by the ‘Risk’ and ‘Benefit’ factors.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7301/46136
Uncontrolled Keywords: public perception; risk acceptance; rare earth industry; multivariate analysis
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Armi Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 22:07
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 22:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46136

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