Comparing British and Australian fear of terrorism pre and post the Iraqi war

Todd, Anna, Wilson, J. Clare and Casey, Sharon N. 2005, Comparing British and Australian fear of terrorism pre and post the Iraqi war, Psychiatry, psychology and law, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 184-193.

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Title Comparing British and Australian fear of terrorism pre and post the Iraqi war
Author(s) Todd, Anna
Wilson, J. Clare
Casey, Sharon N.
Journal name Psychiatry, psychology and law
Volume number 12
Issue number 1
Start page 184
End page 193
Publisher Australian Academic Press Pty. Ltd.
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1321-8719
Summary Public attitudes to terrorism influence government positions in opinion polls and highlight the effectiveness of terrorism as a political strategy. British (N = 47) and Australian (N = 42) participants' fear of terrorism at the onset of. and after, the Iraqi war were measured. Self-efficacy, locus of control, media consumption, belief in a just world and war opinions were also measured. Initially, the British were more fearful of terrorism than Australians. However, British fear declined after the war. It is postulated that fear of terrorism is influenced by war opinions with a pro-war attitude protecting against fear.
Language eng
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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