Evaluation of disaster preparedness education for teenagers: A multinational study of behavioural and practical disaster preparedness of final year high-school students

Tudor Codreanu

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The research explores and compares disaster preparedness of culturally-diverse teenagers in nine developed and developing countries and evaluates the association of disaster risk reduction education (DRE) delivery with preparedness. Evaluation
of DRE used discussion of disasters as a measure of behavioural preparedness and knowledge of immediate post-disaster intervention skills as a measure of practical disaster preparedness. Practical preparedness may be life-saving and we propose a tool which could be used to develop and evaluate multi-hazard DRE interventions. Teenagers from developed but low-risk countries may be more likely to discuss disasters but lack the practical knowledge of basic safety precautions.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Ngo, Hanh, Supervisor
  • Robertson, Andrew, Supervisor
  • Celenza, Tony, Supervisor
Award date7 May 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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