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Kesediaan kognitif menghadapi banjir bagi meminimumkan kemusnahan dan kehilangan nyawa


Syed Hussain, Tuan Pah Rokiah and Mohamed, Baharum and Ismail, Hamidi (2014) Kesediaan kognitif menghadapi banjir bagi meminimumkan kemusnahan dan kehilangan nyawa. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Ekonomi Malaysia ke-9 (PERKEM ke-9), 17 - 19 Oktober 2014, TH Hotel & Convention Centre, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Increased intensity and frequency of the recent floods in Segamat District has resulted in significant destruction of property and loss of life.This study presumes that the destruction of property and loss of life is caused by the low self-readiness of cognitive domain of society, government, business and non-governmental organizations during periods of flooding.Segamat District is selected as it is a part of the national flood management agenda due to the high frequency of flooding to the south of Peninsular Malaysia.The main purpose of the study is to examine the self-readiness and the differences of self-readiness of the member of the community, government, business and non-governmental organization is facing the floods.The sampling of the community uses the cluster method with 1,100 head od household selected to answer the surveys.The sampling for organization user criteria method where informant is selected for each government departments business and non-governmental organization.Analysis of the survey was done using Spear man Correlation technique and One-way Anova, but for an interview descriptive techniques were used.Analysis of the cognitive compenent accept Null Hypothesis for the relationship between age and experience; income and experience; number of family members and experience, and duration of stay and knowledge.However, the strength of the relationship between the significant variables is still very weak, between 6 to 11 percent.For the analysis of the difference between the type of residential and component of the cognitive it clearly shows that there is no significant difference in self-readiness for flood disaster in Segamat District.Nonetheless, the test results for the difference between the Mukim with the cognitive components, there appear to be high differences in the self-preparation of society to face the floods.Therefore, the parties involved have to take measures to help increase the level of self-readiness of the community in facing the floods in Segamat District.Furthermore, detailed observation reveals that there is not much a problem of the government and business readiness in terms of cognitive component.Only non-governmental organization poses a marginal problem involving financial resources.Thus, the research suggests that a comprehensive self-readiness by various parties should be improved in order to reduce significant destruction of property and loss of life in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN:2231-962X Anjuran: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: flood, Disaster, Cognitive Preparedness, Loss of Life, Property Damage
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Tuan Pah Rokiah Syed Hussain
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2016 02:01
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2016 02:01
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17014

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