Gender and Earthquake Preparedness: A Research Study of Gender Issues in Disaster Management: Differences in Earthquake Preparedness Due to Traditional Stereotyping or Cognitive Appraisal of The area?

Author:

J.P. Mulilis

Editor:

First

Date:

1999

Region:

North America

Theme:

Gender and Earthquakes

Language:

English

Publisher:

Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

Full Harvard Reference:

J.P. Mulilis (1999). Gender and Earthquake Preparedness: A Research Study of Gender Issues in Disaster Management: Differences in Earthquake Preparedness Due to Traditional Stereotyping or Cognitive Appraisal of The area?. Australian Journal of Emergency Management Vol 14, I 1:41-50.

This study investigates masculine and feminine differences in earthquake preparedness and explores reasons for these differences. Results suggest that men and women may engage in different types of earthquake preparedness and mitigation activities, and that these differences may be the result of the way that they cognitively appraise the threat of an earthquake.