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The role of young adults on preparedness and behavioral responses on flood disaster risk in the urban-rural area of South Kalimantan Province

Vina Yulia Anhar; Ihya Hazairin Noor; Farid Ilham Muddin; Muhammad Azmiyannoor; Zulfa Emelda

The worst flood disaster in South Kalimantan Province happened in the early 2021. 10 out of 13 districts/cities are affected by the flood. Therefore, it is needed to conduct a study that resulting in data as an evidence base in designing the program of community empowerment in the phase of disaster preparedness. In the research, a study regarding young adults role in preparedness and behavioral responses on flood disaster risk in the urban-rural area of South Kalimantan Province was proposed, especially in the young adults. Young adults play an important role in the understanding of context and sensitive to change, information and technology, which are predicted to be capable of understanding flood disaster risk that are exist in where they live, which affecting in the growth of preparedness effort. The research aimed to analyze the variables of preparedness and behavioral responses on flood disaster risk on young adults in the urban-rural area. The researched variables: area characteristics (urban-rural), threat assessment, disaster preparedness, evacuation and rescue management, and disaster information exposure. The data will be analyzed by chi square or fisher, to view the significance of statistical calculations between the 2 variables, CI limit 0,05 (95%) was used. The research samples are 564 people of 10 districts/cities in South Kalimantan Province. The data collection is done online by using google form questionnaire. The research result shows that the p values in each the variable of threat assessment, disaster preparedness, evacuation and rescue management and disaster information exposure are 0,717; 0,755; 0,001 and 0,037, respectively, therefore, it can be concluded that there is no correlation between threat assessment and disaster preparedness with the respondents’ area characteristics, also, there are correlations between evacuation and rescue management, and disaster information exposure with the respondents’ area characteristics.

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