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.
International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 2008 Vol.8 No.4, pp.444 - 471
Published online: 27 Jun 2008 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article