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dc.contributor.authorXie, Xin Lu
dc.contributor.authorLo, Alex Y
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Yan
dc.contributor.authorPan, Jiahua
dc.contributor.authorLuo, Jing
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:05:26Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:05:26Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0004-0894
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/area.12098
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/63810
dc.description.abstractShanghai is a megacity located in a hazard-prone region, but one in which local residents have not actively engaged in disaster risk management. This paper aims to identify factors of perception that influence residents' propensity to adopt risk-mitigating measures. It presents results of a structured questionnaire survey administered to Shanghai residents. Results show that risk-mitigating measures are deemed to be important if people: (1) have frequently experienced extreme weather; (2) believe that extreme weather events are severe in Shanghai; and (3) are concerned about other public risks confronting international society, such as energy security and terrorism. It is important to note that the third point has resulted in greater impacts than the other two factors. A cultural explanation is offered in this paper. Public risk awareness emanates from a generic concern over the security of the human world. This generic concern acts as a socio-cultural backdrop that contextualises the ways in which individuals respond to natural hazards. The significance of this factor indicates the need for broadening the analytical scope of risk perception research in China. These findings are useful for local policymakers, emergency managers and community and aid organisations seeking to develop creative strategies for risk education and communication.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom194
dc.relation.ispartofpageto202
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalArea
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical geography and environmental geoscience
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman geography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3709
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4406
dc.titleGeneric security concern influencing individual response to natural hazards: evidence from Shanghai, China
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLo, Alex


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