• Natural Calamity, Its Impact and Level of Preparations: Significance and Implications to the Community

    Author(s):
    John Mark R. Asio (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Environmental Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Weather, Climatology, Communities, Disasters--Sociological aspects
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Disaster Awareness, Natural Calamity, Management of Disaster, Community Preparation, Environment, Weather and climate, Community, Sociology of disaster
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/vcpd-xy35
    Abstract:
    The purpose of the study is to analyze the knowledge of natural calamity, its impact and level of preparations of respondents in Central Luzon, Philippines. This study employed a descriptive-correlation design. 125 respondents participated in the survey with the use of convenience sampling technique. We drafted a questionnaire and subjected it to validity and reliability test which yielded an overall Cronbach alpha score of .969. After the survey, We analyzed the data using SPSS 20 and the following statistical tools: frequency, percentage, means, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson-r and Regression Analysis. The study found that the respondents are knowledgeable on natural calamities and its impacts. They are also prepared when a calamity occurs. There are significant differences on the knowledge of natural calamity and impact of natural calamity in terms of community and family members. There is also a significant relationship observed between community, knowledge of natural calamity and impact of natural calamity. The same is observed between knowledge of natural calamity, impact of natural calamity and level of preparations of respondents. The community is a significant determinant of knowledge on natural calamity and impact of natural calamity and age is a significant determinant of knowledge on natural calamity.
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    2 years ago
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