Local knowledge and practice in disaster relief: A worldwide cross-cultural comparison of coping mechanisms

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction Vol/Iss. 76 Elsevier Published In Pages: 1-11
By Pierro, Rachele, Ember, Carol R., Pitek, Emily, Skoggard, Ian


A variety of different coping mechanisms are used to deal with natural hazards.


Four major types of coping mechanisms emerged -- technological (36.67% of societies), economic (47.78%), subsistence (80%), and religious (71.11%).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Descriptive StatisticsSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Types of coping mechanismDependentDisasters