Sarah Q. EHLINGER, Emmanuel M. ASIEDU, Alexander B. ASIEDU, Education And Environmental Health Risk Perception: How Sense Of Control And Economy Shape Cognitive Dissonance In Accra, Ghana

Abstract

Risk perception research on environmental health often looks for spatial and demographic patterns. Because culture can change dramatically between locations, especially in a developing country, research often finds cognitive dissonance among respondents but fails to examine cultural explanations for it. Here we present a study conducted in Accra, Ghana that examined the roles of economic livelihoods and prioritization and sense of control as possible explanations for cognitive dissonance regarding health risks from air pollution.

Key words: Risk perception; Cognitive dissonance, Cultural theory, Air pollution, Ghana

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