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NCSS2021: PARTICIPANTS WHO BELIEVE THEY ARE EXPERIENCED ENOUGH TO TAKE SOME RISKS IN THEIR COASTAL ACTIVITY BY GENDER Across all coastal activities, males continue to believe they are experienced enough to take some risks compared to females. This is highlighted with a 36% difference in rock fishing and 40% difference in PWC riders. 60

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NCSS2021: PLAY SAFE INDEX VS. RISK TAKING BY GENDER The Play Safe Index has been developed to show how often activity participants follow safety practices. Here we compare this against self reported belief in whether they are experienced enough to take risk. This revealed a clear separation between genders. Males were more likely to take risks and less likely to follow safety practices, while the opposite was true for female participants.

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