PhD Proposal by Rachel Stuck

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    • Thursday May 28, 2020
      2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Summary Sentence: Perceived Relational Risk and Perceived Situational Risk: Scale Development

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Name: Rachel Stuck

Dissertation Proposal Meeting

Date: Monday, May 28th, 2020

Time: 2:30 PM

Location: (Meeting ID: 195 501 085)


Advisor: Bruce Walker, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)


Dissertation Committee Members:

Richard Catrambone, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)

Karen Feigh, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)

Jamie Gorman, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)

James Roberts, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)


Title: Perceived Relational Risk and Perceived Situational Risk: Scale Development 



Interactions with technology are a significant part of daily life, both at home and at work. Understanding how to successfully support this human-technology interaction is essential for Engineering Psychology. Perceived relational and situational risk are key components to understanding interactions with technologies including adoption, trust, and use.  However, perceived risk was only recently separated into these two distinct types: relational and situational. In addition, prior measures of perceived risk focus on hazards, not interactions with technology or automation. The goal of this dissertation is to develop and validate scales of perceived relational risk and perceived situational risk. These scales will build on previous work exploring perceived risk and incorporate scale items related to affect, probability, severity, and domains. The scales will be evaluated for internal reliability, construct validity, and test-retest reliability. We will be better able to understand what aspects of perceived risk are unique to this non-hazard context through these validated perceived relational and situational risk scales. Moreover, these scales will allow future researchers to rigorously and accurately study how perceived relational risk and perceived situational risk affect with trust, each other, and technology use.

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