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After the Flood: Anger, Attribution, and the Seeking of Information
Science Communication
  • Robert Griffin, Marquette University
  • Zheng Yang, Cornell University
  • Ellen F. J. ter Huurne, University of Twente
  • Francesca Boerner, Research Center Juelich
  • Sherry Ortiz, Marquette University
  • Sharon Dunwoody, University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Format of Original
31 p.
Publication Date
SAGE Publications
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1177/1075547007312309
In an effort to understand what motivates people to attend to information about flood risks, this study applies the Risk Information Seeking and Processing model to explore how local residents responded to damaging river flooding in the Milwaukee area. The results indicate that anger at managing agencies was associated with the desire for information and active information seeking and processing, as well as with greater risk judgment of harm from future flooding, greater sense of personal efficacy, lower institutional trust, and causal attributions for flood losses as being due to poor government management.

Science Communication, Vol. 29, No. 3 (March 2008): 285-315. DOI.

Citation Information
Robert Griffin, Zheng Yang, Ellen F. J. ter Huurne, Francesca Boerner, et al.. "After the Flood: Anger, Attribution, and the Seeking of Information" Science Communication (2008) ISSN: 1075-5470
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