Skip to main content

Table 5 Partial correlations between impact and interpretation variables and trust in official sources, controlling for scientists’ own views

From: Scientists’ views about lay perceptions of volcanic hazard and risk

Variable Scientists Local govt National govt
Local view of changes from week to week 0.23, p < 0.05 NS NS
Local view of ease of understanding year to year −0.26, p < 0.05 NS NS
Local view of need for temporary evacuations 0.28, p < 0.01 0.33, p < 0.01 0.33, p < 0.01
Local view of need for permanent evacuations NS 0.25, p < 0.05 NS
Local view of warning plans NS 0.29, p < 0.01 0.23, p < 0.05
Local view of evacuation plans 0.27, p < 0.05 0.29, p < 0.01 0.25, p < 0.05
Local view of own effectiveness if needed to improvise 0.22, p < 0.05 0.39, p = 0.00 0.41, p < 0.001
  1. The final row, local view of own effectiveness, is measured by Spearman’s ρ (no corresponding variable for scientists’ own view).