dc.contributor.authorYu, Junlei
dc.contributor.authorCruz, Ana Maria
dc.contributor.authorHokugo, Akihiko
dc.identifier.citationYu, J., Cruz, A. M., & Hokugo, A. (2017). Households’ Risk Perception and Behavioral Responses to Natech Accidents. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 8(1), 1-15. doi:10.1007/s13753-017-0116-yen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study analyzes data on households’ risk perception and protective behavior following a natural disaster triggered technological accident (Natech accident) that occurred at an industrial park in Sendai during the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, on 11 March 2011. The results indicate that some households carried out multiple evacuations and that households’ risk perceptions changed throughout the Natech accident evacuation process. Risk perception differed according to household location and demographic characteristics. We also found differences in the protective measures adopted for households in different locations. Specifically, those living closer to the Natech accident tended to evacuate immediately, whereas those living further away tended to shelter in place. Wind direction is discussed as a factor that influences households’ risk perception and evacuation response to a Natech accident. The findings of this study advance knowledge of household behavior in response to a Natech accident and can assist emergency managers in developing strategies for better management of evacuation processes.en_US
dc.format.extent15 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Scienceen_US
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2017. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.en_US
dc.subjectEvacuation Behavioren_US
dc.subjectGreat East Japan Earthquake and Tsunamien_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociologyen_US
dc.titleHouseholds’ risk perception and behavioral responses to natech accidentsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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