Enhancing Community Resilience in the Context of an Earthquake among Residents of a Peripheral City in Israel Academic Article uri icon


  • Methods: An online survey of 502 participants representing the adult Jewish population in Israel was conducted. A novel visual tool measuring personally salient appraisals and attitudes, called PRISM, and a set of questionnaires designed to assess public per- ception of preparedness-delaying and promoting factors were used. Results: We observed a correlation between the appraisal of the concept of preparedness and actual reported preparedness, but did not observe similar correlation between the latter and appraisal of the threat itself. In addition, we report that the leading factors for procrastination of preparedness behavior are low prioritization and ignoring of authorities' instruction during routine times (Table 1). The overwhelming majority of the sample indicated that they will engage in preparedness behavior, only when the threat becomes real and imminent. The results of the public-wide survey closely match …

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  • January 1, 2017