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Predictors of Intention to Prepare for Volcanic Risks in Mt Merapi, Indonesia


Sagala, S and Okada, N and Paton, D, Predictors of Intention to Prepare for Volcanic Risks in Mt Merapi, Indonesia, Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 3, (2) pp. 47-54. ISSN 1834-4909 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1375/prp.3.2.47


This article is about modelling causal-relationship factors related to disaster preparedness. A model identifying the relationships between person- and community-level factors and intention to prepare for volcanic risks is tested in communities surrounding the Mt Merapi volcano, Indonesia. The analysis extends the test of a model developed by one of the authors in an individualistic culture, New Zealand, to members of a collectivistic culture. Using the data obtained from communities situated around Mt Merapi (n = 322), analysis revealed that community-level (collective efficacy and community participation) and variables describing the quality of the relationship between community members and civic agencies played significant roles in predicting intentions to prepare for volcanic hazards. The analysis also revealed that individual-level variables (outcome expectancy) were less influential compared with studies applying the model in individualistic countries. Some policy implications related to the findings are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Mt Merapi, Indonesia; community; intention; preparedness; volcanic risk
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Social and Community Psychology
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Other Cultural Understanding
Objective Field:Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Paton, D (Professor Douglas Paton)
ID Code:60062
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2010-01-08
Last Modified:2015-03-05

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