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dc.contributor.authorEbert, Philip A.
dc.contributor.authorDurbach, Ian N.
dc.identifier.citationEbert , P A & Durbach , I N 2022 , ' Expert and lay judgements of danger and recklessness in adventure sports ' , Journal of Risk Research , vol. Latest Articles .
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dc.identifier.otherJisc: 431878
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85133077347
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-0769-2153/work/117211276
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dc.descriptionThis work was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council AH/T002638/1 and the Royal Society of Edinburgh 62345_Ebert.en
dc.description.abstractWe investigate differences in perceived danger and recklessness judgements by experts (experienced skiers, N=362) and laypeople (N=2080) about participation in adventure sports across the same judgemental task using a third person perspective. We investigate the relationship between danger and recklessness and the extent to which fatality frequency, as well as other contextual factors such as gender, dependants, competence, and motivations of the sports participant affect expert and laypeople judgements respectively. Experienced skiers gave lower overall danger and recklessness ratings than non-skiers. Experienced skiers’ judgements were also more sensitive than non-skiers’ to variations in the fatality rate of the activity and the competence level of the participant, yet were less sensitive to whether the event was done for external benefit such as a charity. Recklessness judgements were overall more sensitive to changes in activity descriptions than danger judgements. Our findings support the emerging picture of adventure sports participants as rational and sensitive to risk-relevant features rather than somehow pathological in their risk perception.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectRisk perceptionen
dc.subjectDecision makingen
dc.subjectMoral dimension of risken
dc.subjectAdventure sportsen
dc.subjectRC1200 Sports Medicineen
dc.titleExpert and lay judgements of danger and recklessness in adventure sportsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Arctic Research Centreen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Mathematics and Statisticsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modellingen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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