Effects of education concerning radiation and nuclear safety and regulation on elementary, middle, and high school students in Korea

Yoon Seok Choi, Jung Min Kim, Eun Ok Han

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Abstract

Background: This foundational study on educational interventions aimed to analyze the changes in awareness, knowledge, and attitudes of young learners after they received objective information on safety management. Materials and Methods: Educational sessions on nuclear power and radiation safety were delivered to 4,934 Korean elementary, middle, and high school students in two separate sessions conducted in 2016 and 2017. The effects of these interventions were subsequently analyzed. Results and Discussion: Learner attitudes toward safety were found to be the predominant variables affecting the post-intervention risk (safety) awareness of nuclear power generation. Conclusion: The safety awareness of future generations will significantly influence policy decisions on nuclear power generation. Hence, the design of educational interventions on this subject must match variables suited to learner levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-116
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Radiation Protection and Research
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sep 30

Keywords

  • Education
  • Nuclear
  • Radiation
  • Safety
  • School Students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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