Homeowner perception and response to radon

dc.contributor.authorHimes, Lori J.en
dc.contributor.committeechairLovingood, Rebecca P.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGoss, Rosemary Caruccien
dc.contributor.committeememberParrott, Kathleen R.en
dc.contributor.departmentHousing, Interior Design, and Resource Managementen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:28:15Zen
dc.date.adate2009-01-31en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:28:15Zen
dc.date.issued1994-05-05en
dc.date.rdate2009-01-31en
dc.date.sdate2009-01-31en
dc.description.abstractThe Environmental Protection Agency estimates that numerous lung cancer deaths result every year due to radon exposure. Given this, radon education has become an important issue. The purpose of this research was to examine what action consumers had taken to respond to radon as a hazard following an education testing program and why they had taken that action. In the Fall of 1992, the Virginia citizens Consumer Council, in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension, conducted a radon education campaign to promote and sell radon test kits. This study is based on a follow-up telephone survey in which 100 Virginia consumers whose homes tested with high radon levels were asked what action they had taken to reduce their radon exposure. Using a proportional allocation, a sample was drawn from eight Virginia counties. statistical analysis included the use of cross tabulation tables and testing for association through the use of the gamma function. Statistically significant findings included: 1) objective risk does have an impact of hazard response; and 2) a correlation was found between how worried consumers were about their radon problem and their response to the hazard.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentvii, 93 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-01312009-063622en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01312009-063622/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/40868en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1994.H564.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 31698043en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1994.H564en
dc.subject.lcshCommunication in consumer education -- Virginiaen
dc.subject.lcshConsumer protection -- Virginiaen
dc.subject.lcshHealth risk assessmenten
dc.subject.lcshRadon -- Health aspects -- Virginiaen
dc.subject.lcshRadon -- Safety measuresen
dc.titleHomeowner perception and response to radonen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineHousing, Interior Design, and Resource Managementen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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