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URN etd-0727111-143337
Author Chia-Ying Chou
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Department Public Affairs Management
Year 2010
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title Factors Influencing Kaohsiung Residents’ Flood Preparedness
Date of Defense 2011-06-20
Page Count 101
Keyword
  • threat appraisal
  • flood preparedness
  • coping appraisal
  • protection motivation theory
  • self-efficacy
  • Abstract Global climate change has brought about not only rise in global temperature, but also other climate anomalies such as severe storms, droughts and floods. To reduce damages from these disasters, both the government and public need to take preparations. This study aims to explore the factors that may influence the public's flood preparedness. The explored factors were derived from Rogers’s (1983) protection motivation theory and Grothmann and Patt's (2005) model of private proactive adaptation to climate change. A questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of Kaohsiung citizens, 490 of whom lived in flood-prone areas and the rest 210 lived in other areas in Kaohsiung. A total of 264 citizens responded. Results showed that threat appraisal and coping appraisal could affect the intent to prepare, and threat appraisal was affected by reliance on government and disaster experience. These suggest that if the government wants to increase people's flood preparedness, it should both (a) make people alert to the severity and high possibility of future floods, and (b) make people believe that they could take affordable and effective measures to reduce their flood damage.
    Advisory Committee
  • Yung-nane Yang - chair
  • Yu-Chang Ke - co-chair
  • San-Pui Lam - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2011-07-27

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