Married couples' decision-making regarding hurricane preparedness: A dyadic approach

Authors: Li-San Hung*,
Topics: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Hazards and Vulnerability, Human-Environment Geography
Keywords: risk, disaster, preparedness, hazard, hurricane, dyadic research
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Balcony B, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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Using data from 170 married couples living in Sarasota, FL, this study explores, at the dyadic level, how risk perceptions and hurricane experiences relate to household decision-making on hurricane preparedness. More specifically, this study asks if the person, husband or wife, with higher risk perception or more hurricane experiences makes decisions on hurricane preparedness, and if the sum and the absolute value difference of risk perception and hurricane experiences between the dyads predict the level of household hurricane preparedness. This study contributes to methodological innovation in studies on human dimensions of natural hazards and disasters.

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