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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Yahya Al Naabi

An Investigation Into Householders' Motivation to Prepare for Natural Hazards in Oman
08 DEC 2021
11.00 AM - 12.30 PM

Cyclones pose a considerable threat to the people who live in Oman, largely because this country is adjacent to the Arabian Sea where cyclones often originate. Research shows that being prepared helps to reduce the impact of cyclones. This study aims to investigate the level of householders’ preparedness for cyclones in Oman, a topic that is important but that has not yet been researched. It is believed that a household is prepared for natural hazards if the householder is well prepared. Thus, only the householders have been considered as survey respondents in this research. This research will examine the influence of householders’ characteristics (age, gender, total income of the household, level of education, household size, homeownership and fatalism) on psychological factors (e.g., hazard intrusiveness, risk perception and affective responses). It will also determine the influence of community bondedness and cyclone experience on psychological factors.

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