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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Effects of Air Pollution on Public Attitudes and Knowledge.
Author Maso, Robert G. ;
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.
Year Published 1972
Report Number CPA-70-117; R5-72-007;
Stock Number PB-212 739
Additional Subjects ( Air pollution ; Communications management) ; ( Public opinion ; Air pollution) ; Attitude surveys ; Information ; Education ; Sociometrics ; Mass communication ; Management methods ; Mathematical models ; Visibility ; Variability ; Government policies ; Interviews ; Oregon ; Public information dissemination ; Air pollution abatement ; Willamette Valley
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-212 739 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 151p
The report presents the results of testing a public information model in which attitudes toward and knowledge about air quality play a role. First, the linkage between public attitudes and Government action is discussed. Research efforts tested a hypothesis concerning the relationship between mass media content and attitude change. Second, environmental conditions which may have a bearing on variables in the model are considered. Three variables were considered to be mutually interdependent and were considered endogenous. These were: attitude toward air quality; mass media exposure to information about air quality; and level of air quality knowledge. Variables considered exogenous were: levels of interpersonal discussion; social influence; levels of formal and science education; and use of the environment for recreation purposes. Finally, a theoretical model concerning the acquisition and processing of air quality information, by people, was formulated and tested. (Author)