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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


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

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2015.10.011
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Public perception; Risk acceptance; Rare earth industry; Multivariate analysis
Depositing User: Mas Norain Hashim
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 03:27
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 05:44
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