Is psychological preparedness for potential disaster difference between gender among university students

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Indonesia geographical condition has made the country prone to disaster. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported that there are 1.549 disasters happen in the first half of this year. One of global disaster that not only affect Indonesia but also country all around the globe is Covid-19 pandemi. The impact of the pandemi is not only experienced by highly developed world but also under developed world including Indonesia. Disaster in any form has bring a significant impact on individual mental health especially to the survivor. Study found that one of the factor that could reduce the psychological impact of disaster is psychologica preparedness for disaster. It is also state in the previous study that gender has play a role inidividual psychological peparedness. Athough there had been several findings in psychological preparedness for disaster, however gender difference in psychological prepareedness in the context of university students is still remain in question. Therefore, aim of this research is to investigate gender dfference in psychological preparedness of university students. The study was conducted in Surabaya. Survey research was applied using a Psychological Preparedness for Potential Disaster scale as a mean to identify the psychological preparedness of the participants.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012011
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2021
Event8th International Seminar on Ocean and Coastal Engineering, Environmental and Natural Disaster Management, ISOCEEN 2020 - Surabaya, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 27 Oct 202028 Oct 2020


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