JDR Vol.12 No.4 pp. 748-754
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2017.p0748


An Analytical Study on Intentions of Disaster Prevention Expert Candidates

Toru Futagami, Tsuyoshi Hatori, and Netra P. Bhandary

Ehime University
Bunkyo-cho 3, Matsuyama 790-8577, Japan

Corresponding author

January 31, 2017
April 27, 2017
Online released:
July 28, 2017
August 1, 2017
disaster prevention expert, factor analysis, general public

Increase in number of disaster prevention experts in various fields of our society has led to greater expectations for their activities as local disaster prevention leaders. It may be of interest as well as necessary to understand what motivates people to become a disaster prevention expert. In this study, we first compare altruistic motivation levels of disaster prevention experts program attendees with those of general public for locality-based disaster mitigation plan, and then discuss appropriateness of such possibility. In addition, on the basis of the knowledge of social psychology, altruistic motivation and related awareness of both groups are also comparatively discussed.

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