Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Volume 10, Issue 3, October 2020, Pages 91 - 96

Multi-hazard Awareness, Risk Perception and Fear to Earthquakes: The Case of High-school Students in Mexico City

Authors
Jaime Santos-Reyes*, ORCID
Grupo de investigación: “SARACS”, SEPI-ESIME, Zac., Instituto Politécnico Nacional, CDMX 07738, Mexico
Corresponding Author
Jaime Santos-Reyes
Received 18 December 2019, Accepted 16 September 2020, Available Online 29 September 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.k.200923.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Earthquake, multi-hazards, awareness, risk perception, negative emotions, Mexico City
Abstract

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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Journal
Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response
Volume-Issue
10 - 3
Pages
91 - 96
Publication Date
2020/09/29
ISSN (Online)
2210-8505
ISSN (Print)
2210-8491
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.k.200923.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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