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dc.contributor.authorOdiase, Osamuede
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Suzanne
dc.contributor.authorNeef, Andreas
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-28T03:48:59Z
dc.date.available2020-07-28T03:48:59Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationOdiase, O., et al. 2020. Risk of a disaster: risk knowledge, interpretation and resilience. Jamba: Journal of disaster risk studies. 12(1):1-9. [http://www.jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1996-1421
dc.identifier.issn2072-845X (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/35397
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v12i1.845
dc.description.abstractKnowledge and interpretation of local risks are essential in disaster mitigation. Auckland’s exposure to multiple hazards is a source of national concern. Considering the multiplicity of natural hazards in Auckland, investigations on how communities can enhance their resilience to possible disasters have become imperative. Convincing individuals to embark on activities that would reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards is difficult, especially in communities that have not recently experienced the impact of natural hazards. This research investigated risk knowledge and interpretation in the South African community in Auckland. Data for this study were collected from both primary and secondary sources. A questionnaire was distributed amongst the South African population, and follow-up interviews with participants constituted the primary sources of data collection. Other sources were materials in the public domain. Regarding data analysis, an independent-sample t-test and Spearman’s correlation analysis were used to analyse the quantitative research data. A general inductive approach for qualitative data was used to analyse the research interviews. The research confirmed the subjectivity in risk perception and also revealed a high-risk perception, especially for earthquake, flood and tsunami. Whilst this study agreed that there is a relationship between risk perception and preparedness, such relationship is often contextual. The research concludes that risk perception could contribute to disaster resilience if communities appreciate the impact of a natural hazard irrespective of disaster experience or otherwise.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOASISen_US
dc.subjectRisk knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectRisk perceptionen_US
dc.subjectNatural hazardsen_US
dc.subjectDisaster preparednessen_US
dc.subjectResilienceen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleRisk of a disaster: risk knowledge, interpretation and resilienceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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