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Community resilience to volcanic hazard consequences


Paton, D and Millar, M and Johnston, D, Community resilience to volcanic hazard consequences, Natural Hazards, 24, (2) pp. 157-169. ISSN 0921-030X (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1023/A:1011882106373


Central to contemporary emergency management is the use of risk management principles to promote community resilience to a range of potential hazard effects. Realising this goal requires that the community and personal characteristics that facilitate the ability to 'bounce back' from adversity are identified and modeled. This paper describes the role of self-efficacy, problem-focused coping, sense of community and age in predicting resilience to the social consequences of volcanic hazard activity following the 1995 and 1996 eruptions at Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. The nature of the relationships observed suggest that resilience should be conceptualised and managed in a contingent rather than a prescriptive manner. The implications of the findings for community risk perception, predicting resilience within an all-hazards management framework, community hazard reduction planning, resilience assessment and evaluation, and risk communication is discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Social and personality psychology
Research Field:Social psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Paton, D (Professor Douglas Paton)
ID Code:34160
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:142
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2005-07-28
Last Modified:2011-11-22

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