Accession Number : ADA598462


Title :   Psycho-Cultural Analysis of Disaster Risk Attitudes in Situation Awareness


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Aug 2011-16 Jun 2013


Corporate Author : DAMAI SCIENCES SDN BHD KUALA LUMPUR (MALAYSIA)


Personal Author(s) : Khalid, Halimahtun M ; Helander, Martin G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a598462.pdf


Report Date : 01 Sep 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 137


Abstract : Natural disasters and human induced disasters are common phenomena in Southeast Asia. As such, there is a need to understand people's vulnerability to disasters and their resilience, as well as their risk behavior and attitudes. Attitude is largely influenced by cultural and demographic factors; this research examined the effects in the context of psycho-cultural situation awareness. Attitude is defined as a summative of five components: risk identification, cognition, affect, trust and behavior; which were explored at three levels of situation awareness: perception, comprehension and projection. Therefore, the objectives of the study were: (1) to identify psycho-cultural similarities and/or differences in risk attitudes of communities for the purpose of disaster management; and (2) to identify group trust and information dissemination network in the face of disasters for the purpose of disaster aid planning.


Descriptors :   *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , *CULTURAL DIFFERENCES , *DISASTERS , *SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , BEHAVIOR , COGNITION , COMPREHENSION , DEMOGRAPHY , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , RESILIENCE , RISK , RISK MANAGEMENT , SOUTHEAST ASIA , TERRORISM , TSUNAMIS , VULNERABILITY


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE