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Self-esteem and sense of mastery influencing disaster preparedness behaviour

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Mishra, S and Suar, D and Paton, D, Self-esteem and sense of mastery influencing disaster preparedness behaviour, Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, Online, (1) EJ ISSN 1174-4707 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This study examines whether self-esteem and sense of mastery influence preparedness behaviour. Data were collected from 300 people each of flood prone and heat wave affected areas in Orissa. Results revealed that when the confounding effects of age and family type were controlled, people having high self-esteem and sense of mastery were more prepared for flood and heat wave. The results confirm the assumptions of ‘resource conservation’ theory that the important psychological resources like sense of mastery and self-esteem facilitate disaster preparedness. Hence, government officials and agencies responsible for community preparedness may take additional effort to enhance self-esteem and mastery of the people.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:disaster preparedness behaviour, self-esteem, sense of mastery, resource conservation theory
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Social and Community Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and Health
Author:Paton, D (Professor Douglas Paton)
ID Code:75352
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2012-01-25
Last Modified:2015-03-05
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