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A System Engineering Approach to Disaster ResilienceUnderstanding Disaster Preparedness Level in the South Indian City of Chennai

A System Engineering Approach to Disaster Resilience: Understanding Disaster Preparedness Level... [Understanding and developing frameworks to quantify disaster preparedness levels is the first step that should be taken in the process of building a disaster-resilient society. This paper presents the use of Disaster Preparedness Index Tool to assess the preparedness level of each and every individual to face an impending natural disaster. It is a survey-based tool to analyze the preparedness indices of the respondents over psychological and various social factors. The Disaster Preparedness Index (DPI) is a valid and reliable tool that assess individuals on a three-level scale with index values ranging between 0–14. An attempt was made to quantify disaster preparedness of the South Indian city of Chennai by the application of the developed Disaster Preparedness Index Tool and the disaster mindset of the residents of the city was studied. The influence factors like psychological mindset and socio-economic conditions over the levels of disaster preparedness were analyzed and presented in the paper.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A System Engineering Approach to Disaster ResilienceUnderstanding Disaster Preparedness Level in the South Indian City of Chennai

Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering Book Series (volume 205)
Editors: Ghosh, Chandan; Kolathayar, Sreevalsa
Springer Journals — Mar 2, 2022

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Publisher
Springer Nature Singapore
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022
ISBN
978-981-16-7396-2
Pages
101 –108
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-7397-9_7
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Understanding and developing frameworks to quantify disaster preparedness levels is the first step that should be taken in the process of building a disaster-resilient society. This paper presents the use of Disaster Preparedness Index Tool to assess the preparedness level of each and every individual to face an impending natural disaster. It is a survey-based tool to analyze the preparedness indices of the respondents over psychological and various social factors. The Disaster Preparedness Index (DPI) is a valid and reliable tool that assess individuals on a three-level scale with index values ranging between 0–14. An attempt was made to quantify disaster preparedness of the South Indian city of Chennai by the application of the developed Disaster Preparedness Index Tool and the disaster mindset of the residents of the city was studied. The influence factors like psychological mindset and socio-economic conditions over the levels of disaster preparedness were analyzed and presented in the paper.]

Published: Mar 2, 2022

Keywords: Disaster preparedness index (DPI); Natural disasters; Chennai; Questionnaire; Reliability

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