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dc.contributor.authorWolff, Katharina
dc.contributor.authorLarsen, Svein
dc.PublishedScandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 2016eng
dc.description.abstractTerrorism is an increasing problem; still, research systematically investigating the impact of varying kinds of terrorism is scarce. The present investigation uses hypothetical scenarios to look at effects of diverging sorts of terrorism on risk perceptions in a student- and a tourist sample. Two characteristics of terrorism were varied systematically: frequency (whether terrorism hits a destination where terrorism is frequent or infrequent) and degree of organization (whether terrorism is committed by an organization or by an isolated perpetrator). Results show that both variables affect the level of perceived risk. Results are also in line with prospect theory's [Kahneman, D., & Tversky, A. (1979). Prospect theory: An analysis of decision under risk. Econometrica, 47 (2), 263–291] predictions regarding changes in risk perceptions. Findings thus provide a taxonomy of how terror characteristics affect level of and changes in perceived risk. This taxonomy might possibly be useful for predicting tourists travel decisions and behaviour.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Franciseng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY-NC-NDeng
dc.subjectRisk perceptionseng
dc.subjectterrorism riskeng
dc.subjectgambler’s fallacyeng
dc.subjectprospect theoryeng
dc.titleA Taxonomy of Terror - About the Effect of Different Kinds of Terror on Risk Perceptionseng
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2016 The Author(s)eng

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