Malaysian Journal of Geosciences (MJG)

Association of Evacuation Dimensions towards Risk Perception of the Malaysian students who studied at Jakarta, Medan, and Acheh in Indonesia

January 9, 2018 Posted by In Malaysian Journal of Geosciences (MJG)

ABSTRACT

Association of Evacuation Dimensions towards Risk Perception of the Malaysian students who studied at Jakarta, Medan, and Acheh in Indonesia

Journal: Malaysian Journal of Geosciences (MJG)
Author: Ahmad Azan Ridzuan, Ungku Azly Ungku Zahar, Noor Akmar Mohd Noor

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

DOI: 10.26480/mjg.01.2017.07.12

Disasters can strike anywhere at any time that may result in injuries or loss of life for those individuals who are ill-prepared for disaster situations. Evacuation is a vital part of disaster management. Successful evacuation requires involvement of the community by understanding evacuation orders, knowing evacuation routes and timely decision making to evacuate. This study was conducted to measure the relationship between evacuation dimensions (behavioral, organizational, physical hazard, response, social, and warning) and risk perception using questionnaires gathered from the Malaysian students who studied at Jakarta, Medan, and Acheh in Indonesia. The outcomes of SmartPLS path model showed six important findings: firstly, behavioral not significantly correlated with risk perception. Second, organizational significantly correlated with risk perception. Third, physical hazard significantly correlated with risk perception. Fourth, response significantly correlated with risk perception. Fifth, social significantly correlated with risk perception. Sixth, warning significantly correlated with risk perception. Statistically, this result confirms that the implementation of organizational, physical hazard, response, social, and warning have been important determinant of risk perception. Conversely, the implementation of behavioral had not enhanced the risk perception in the organizational sample. In addition, discussion, implications and conclusion are elaborated.
Pages 07-12
Year 2017
Issue 1
Volume 1

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