Cumulative Disaster Exposure, Gender and the Protective Action Decision Model

Citation:

Liddell, Jessica L., Leia Y. Saltzman, Regardt J. Ferreira, and Amy E. Lesen. 2020. "Cumulative Disaster Exposure, Gender and the Protective Action Decision Model." Progress in Disaster Science 5.

Authors: Jessica L. Liddell, Leia Y. Saltzman, Regardt J. Ferreira, Amy E. Lesen

Abstract:

The relationship between gender, disaster exposure, and the Protective Action Decision Model (PADM) is explored through a survey administered to 326 Gulf Coast residents following the Deep-Water Horizon oil spill. Structural Equation Modeling was used to find that disaster exposure demonstrated a significant negative effect on PADM, such that greater exposure was associated with lower scores (g = −3.09, p < .001). Similarly, gender was a significant covariate in the model, such that being female was associated with an increase in scores (g = 0.33, p < .05). This work highlights the relationships between gender, cumulative disaster exposure, and the PADM.

Keywords: protective action decision model, technological disaster, disaster recovery

Topics: Environment, Environmental Disasters, Gender Regions: Americas, North America Countries: United States of America

Year: 2020

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