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dc.contributor.authorClissold, R
dc.contributor.authorMcNamara, KE
dc.contributor.authorWestoby, R
dc.contributor.authorDaniel, L
dc.contributor.authorRaynes, E
dc.contributor.authorLicht Obed, V
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-14T01:39:15Z
dc.date.available2021-09-14T01:39:15Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0965-3562
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/DPM-02-2021-0027
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/407926
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This paper builds on existing studies by drawing on Conservation of Resources theory to explore the losses, psychological impacts as well as recovery processes of the 2017/18 volcanic disaster on Ambae Island, Vanuatu. Design/methodology/approach: This discussion is based on local perspectives and personal accounts collected through a series of eight semi-structured interviews (five males and three females). Findings: The volcanic activity and subsequent displacement and evacuation led to significant resource loss which had a spiralling nature, causing psychological harm. Locals invested resources to recover and protect against future loss in diverse ways and, as resource gains were secured, experienced emotional relief. Key to recovery and healing included returning “home” after being displaced and reinvigorating cultural practices to re-establish cultural continuity, community and identity. Resource gains spiralled as people reconnected and regained a sense of place, optimism and the motivation to rebuild. Originality/value: Numerous studies have drawn upon the Conservation of Resources (COR) theory to explore how resource loss can trigger psychological distress during environmental disasters; however, it has not been applied in Vanuatu, the most at-risk nation globally to natural hazards. This paper builds on existing studies by exploring personal accounts of resource loss, distress and recovery, and providing insights into resource spirals, caravans and passageways.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDisaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDisaster and emergency management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4410
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3508
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350703
dc.title“I thought I lost my home”: resource loss, distress and recovery after the Manaro Voui volcanic disaster on Ambae Island
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationClissold, R; McNamara, KE; Westoby, R; Daniel, L; Raynes, E; Licht Obed, V, “I thought I lost my home”: resource loss, distress and recovery after the Manaro Voui volcanic disaster on Ambae Island, Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 2021
dc.date.updated2021-09-14T01:33:50Z
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWestoby, Ross


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