Evaluating Risk Perception based on Gender Differences for Mountaineering Activity

Novie Susanto*, W. P. Nugroho Susatyo, Ega Rizkiyah

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In average 26 death events in mountaineering per year for the time span from 2003 to 2012 is reported. The number of women dying during the mountaineering is significantly smaller than males (3.5 deaths male for one female death). This study aims to analyze the differences of risk perception based on gender and provide recommendations as education basic to prevent accidents in mountaineering. This study utilizes the Kruskal-Wallis test and the Delphi Method. A total of 200 mountaineer respondents (100 males and 100 females) participated in this study. The independent variable in this study was gender. The dependent variable was risk perception including perception toward the serious accident, perception toward the probability of accident event as well as anxiety level and perception of efficacy and self-efficacy. The study result showed that the risk perception of women is higher than men with significant difference (p-value = 0.019). The recommendations from Delphi method result are by developing a positive mental attitude, showing about the risks that exist in nature, implementing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to raise awareness of the safety of ownself, following the climbing or mountaineer school, and using instructors to give lessons about safety in outdoor activities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number09028
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Information System, ICENIS 2017 - Semarang, Indonesia
Duration: 15 Aug 201716 Aug 2017


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