Towards Community-based Landslide Preparedness in Malaysia

Khairiah Salwa Mokhtar
2012 IOSR Journal of Environmental Science Toxicology and Food Technology  
There is an urgent need to develop an apt program for improving the society resilience in facing natural disasters. This program must be distinctively characterized according to different prone areas in order for it to be more effective in its implementation. A more focused preparedness program is expected to reduce the risks of disaster. In order to develop suitable preparedness program, the community preparedness towards natural disaster has to be gauged. Thus, this article examines the
more » ... onship between demographic variables and four key construct of community preparedness, namely attitude, knowledge, practice, and awareness towards landslide. Three particular sites in Malaysia, based on their unique characteristics, are chosen for this goal. The results call for developing community-based preparedness program, which should be aligned with each specific region characteristics. The implications of the study address considerably different approaches for each region. The article concludes with some limitations of the study and avenues for future related research.
doi:10.9790/2402-0120109 fatcat:ttyeskz3sjc7vocxsglakoejuu