Title: The attitudes of university students towards crisis events: a survey in Beijing

Authors: Le-Le Zou, Jiu-Tian Zhang

Addresses: Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100080, China Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100080, China. ' Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100080, China School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

Abstract: In this paper, a survey was conducted on the impacts of characters and social-economic environments of Beijing university students on their awareness and concerns in crisis management. On the basis of quantitative analysis of statistical data, the relationship between five aspects of people|s character (including living attitude, attitude to changes, basic inclination, self-orientation and ambitiousness) and the awareness and concerns towards crisis events was revealed. The conclusions will be helpful for further study and development in the area of crisis management.

Keywords: disasters; student attitudes; crisis events; character; disaster awareness; questionnaire; university students; Beijing; China; crisis management; emergency management; socioeconomic impact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRAM.2008.019031

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 2008 Vol.8 No.4, pp.444 - 471

Published online: 27 Jun 2008 *

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