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Vertrouw je mij of vertrouw je jezelf? over de effecten van institutional trust en self-efficacy op veilig gedrag

Kranzusch, H.M.C. (2012) Vertrouw je mij of vertrouw je jezelf? over de effecten van institutional trust en self-efficacy op veilig gedrag.

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Abstract:Recent research indicates the impact of institutional trust on avoiding harm and trouble in societal risks. In this research the impact of institutional trust and self-efficacy on safety behavior is studied. The aim is to improve the actual and perceived safety of a given situation. Also the contribution of the emotional reaction concerning a specific risk, and the susceptibility for the risk are researched in promoting safety behavior. These parameters were tested in the context of the social media platform: Facebook. An online scale was used, which was filled in by 133 respondents. The results showed that only self-efficacy is positively related to the actual safety behavior on a significant level. Also the emotional reaction appeared to be significant negatively correlated to the amount of self-efficacy. On the basis of hierarchical regression analyses is self-efficacy significant as the main predictor for safety behavior. Additionally the emotional reaction explains an extra percentage of the variance of safety behavior. Furthermore negative correlation between the susceptibility for a risk and the institutional trust were found, and a positive correlation between the institutional trust and self-efficacy. In conclusion is self-efficacy the best promoter for acting safely. In this context institutional trust doesn´t seem to have any positive impact on protecting behavior.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/62364
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