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


Slow-onset hazards are more associated with erosive coping mechanisms than fast-onset hazards.


With regards to fast-onset hazards, the proportion of societies that use erosive coping mechanisms is significantly less than the proportion of societies that use non-erosive coping strategies (chi-squared = 8.11, p=.002).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp=.025UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Erosive coping mechanismsDependentDisasters
Type of hazardDependentDisasters