Multi-hazard Awareness, Risk Perception and Fear to Earthquakes: The Case of High-school Students in Mexico City
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- Earthquake, multi-hazards, awareness, risk perception, negative emotions, Mexico City
A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 for the case of students at a high school in Mexico City; the sample size was N = 302. The aim of the study was to assess the level of hazard awareness, risk perception, and the negative emotion related to fear during earthquakes. Some of the main findings were the following: (a) regarding the multi-hazards (natural, environmental, psychosocial, technological, sociological) considered in the study, earthquakes and ‘crime & delinquency’ were perceived as the top two threats to the participants of the study, and in that order; (b) the perceived hazards that may cause physical harm were earthquakes and ‘crime & delinquency’ and in that order; (c) women fear the most during an earthquake [χ2 (2, n = 301) = 17.614, p < 0.001].
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TY - JOUR AU - Jaime Santos-Reyes PY - 2020 DA - 2020/09/29 TI - Multi-hazard Awareness, Risk Perception and Fear to Earthquakes: The Case of High-school Students in Mexico City JO - Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response SP - 91 EP - 96 VL - 10 IS - 3 SN - 2210-8505 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.k.200923.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.k.200923.001 ID - Santos-Reyes2020 ER -