Disaster Prevention and Management Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: University of Bradford. Disaster Prevention and Limitation Unit, Emerald

Journal description

You never know when a disaster is going to happen or what form it will take. Yet planning for the unknown can make the difference between a successful salvage operation and disorganized panic.

Current impact factor: 0.34

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5-year impact 0.00
Cited half-life 7.60
Immediacy index 0.00
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.00
Website Disaster Prevention and Management website
Other titles Disaster prevention and management (Online)
ISSN 0965-3562
OCLC 45178145
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    • Non-commercial
    • Publisher last contacted on 02/04/2013
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop and evaluate a culturally sensitive and mindfulness informed psychological first aid (PFA) intervention for use with disaster workers in the Philippines intended to increase disaster knowledge and disaster coping self-efficacy. Design/methodology/approach – The study used a non-experimental, pre-test, post-test design. Measures of disaster knowledge and disaster coping self-efficacy were measured before and after the PFA intervention. Findings – Paired sample t-tests revealed significant pre/post-increases in knowledge about disaster reactions and disaster coping self-efficacy. Workshop evaluations indicated that the following proportions of participants rated these workshop components as the most useful: mindfulness, information about disaster reactions, small group sharing, information about coping, and the open space activity. Research limitations/implications – As in many disaster studies, it was not possible to include a randomized control group in the design. Another limitation was that only pre- and post-intervention data were collected. Future research should include longer-term follow-ups with participants to assess whether the benefits of the intervention are maintained over time. Future research may wish to address the limitations of the study including the lack of a control group and obtaining follow-up data to enable more robust conclusions. Practical implications – These results indicate how the use of a group-based intervention may be helpful especially in a collectivist culture. At the same time, acknowledging cultural values such as spirituality is an important component to providing psychosocial support for survivors. Mindfulness was found useful both as an initial calming activity as well as a means for helping survivors manage their stress reactions. Finally, the utilization of an open space activity can also be a helpful problem-solving mechanism when done in intact groups, as it enhances not just self-efficacy but also community efficacy among survivors. Originality/value – The study contributes to the dearth of knowledge on the use of PFA when used in a group, collective, and developing country setting.
    Disaster Prevention and Management 11/2015; 24(5-5). DOI:10.1108/DPM-01-2015-0015
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present problems related to the assessment of losses and expenditures caused by weather and climate-related events in Poland. Design/methodology/approach – The data were collected by the direct questionnaire method from selected national and regional/local administration units. Findings – The direct losses in 2001-2011 were estimated at more than PLN56 billion. The greatest losses were estimated in agriculture and infrastructure. The total amount of losses were estimated at PLN90 billion. In 2001-2011, more than PLN45 billion was spent in Poland on recovery and prevention of the impacts of extreme events, with a large part of it consisting of damages and benefits paid out by insurance companies. Research limitations/implications – Given the limitations related to the method for collecting information, the results may be underestimated. It is well-advised to consider information on such a type of uncertainty in the course of the future research. Practical implications – The results are of large importance for the building of public awareness and the making of political and investment-related decisions. Originality/value – The estimates given in the paper are the first presentation of losses and expenditures caused by all the extreme events in the Polish territory which has been prepared on the basis of so many official information sources. The determination of “bottlenecks” related to the existing method for collecting information is a first step toward its improvement.
    Disaster Prevention and Management 11/2015; 24(5):553-569. DOI:10.1108/DPM-03-2014-0047
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine whether the experience, impact and likelihood of an acute business interruption, along with the perceived ability to intervene, influences the “threat orientation” of owner-managers in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. The concept of “threat orientation” is introduced in this study as a way to eschew the binary view of whether an organisation does or does not have processes and capabilities to respond to acute interruptions. Design/methodology/approach – “Threat orientation” is operationalised and survey data are collected from 215 SMEs in the UK. Data from owner-managers are analysed using multiple regression techniques. Findings – The results of this study provide empirical evidence to highlight the importance of firm age rather than size as a determinant of the propensity to formalise activities to deal with acute interruptions. Recent experience and the ability to intervene were statistically significant predictors of threat orientation but the likelihood and concern about specific types of threat was not found to positively influence threat orientation. Research limitations/implications – Although the data are self-report in nature, the respondents in the study are the chief decision and policy makers in their organisations and thus it is essential to understand the influences on their threat orientation. Results are generalisable only to UK SMEs. Originality/value – The findings of the paper contribute to a nascent understanding of planning for acute interruptions in SMEs and (despite the cross-sectional nature of the study), the findings clearly reinforce the need for continuing longitudinal research into how resilience develops in smaller organisations.
    Disaster Prevention and Management 11/2015; 24(5):583-595. DOI:10.1108/DPM-12-2014-0272
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to incorporate a model of prejudice reduction and cultural identity development theory to assess: the implementation of a diversity case study in a disaster management course; and the cultural competency understanding among the students. Design/methodology/approach – A diversity case study was implemented in an undergraduate Disaster Response and Recovery course (Fall 2013 n=17; Spring 2014 n=21; Fall 2014 n=35). The discussion encouraged students to contemplate how their biases, preconceived notions, and stereotypes affect their future role in emergency management. Findings – Results from Likert scale pre/post tests showed a marked increase in knowledge and a positive change in attitudes (p<0.05). Open-responses denoted linkages to the prejudice reduction model and cultural identity development theory. Research limitations/implications – Bias can be attributed to the instructor and facilitator, and contextual limitations including a lack of: previous conversations and courses on diversity-related topics and participation motivation. Practical implications – By developing cultural competency, managers initiate intergroup contact reducing negative perceptions and increasing empathy for those deemed different. Integrating cultural competency into emergency management academic programs allows students to identify how their biases, stereotypes, and preconceived notions affect their performance. Originality/value – This study contributes to the literature by focussing on implementing a diversity case study to explore cultural competency, which is lacking in emergency management higher education. The diversity case study and instructional design could be adopted in disaster management courses.
    Disaster Prevention and Management 11/2015; 24(5). DOI:10.1108/DPM-04-2015-0089

  • Disaster Prevention and Management 08/2015; 24(4):430-447. DOI:10.1108/DPM-04-2014-0063

  • Disaster Prevention and Management 08/2015; 24(4):484-505. DOI:10.1108/DPM-04-2014-0065

  • Disaster Prevention and Management 08/2015; 24(4):506-522. DOI:10.1108/DPM-02-2015-0027

  • Disaster Prevention and Management 08/2015; 24(4):468-483. DOI:10.1108/DPM-04-2014-0061

  • Disaster Prevention and Management 08/2015; 24(4):448-467. DOI:10.1108/DPM-12-2014-0277
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to find the possibility of extending the capacity of urban drainage in highly urbanized cities with limited available space for flood management, while the anticipated increase in extreme rainfall is expected to raise the demand for higher capacity of water drainage or storage systems. Design/methodology/approach – The concept of the three-layer approach is introduced to identify the crucial factors which had impacted the historical change of natural water system. These factors can further help identifying potential spaces for new designs of flood management based on the spatial context of local history. Findings – In Pingtung case, a roadway surface drainage design is found as a complementary strategy by this method, which could effectively and practically extend the capacity of urban drainage without the need for requisitioning private lands or rearranging the complicated underground pipe and cable systems. Research limitations/implications – This is an initial exploration from the perspective of urbanism to respond to hydrological problems under the impact of extreme rainfall. The more precise hydrologic simulation need to be further established. Practical implications – This concept could be applied in delta cities to improve urban drainage by three steps: first, clarify the flooding problems; second, identify the available space; third, redesign hydrologic instrument with a multi-use of urban space. Originality/value – This research provides hydrologists and urban planners with a practical collaboration base for the issues of extreme storm events.
    Disaster Prevention and Management 06/2015; 24(3):290-305. DOI:10.1108/DPM-10-2014-0207
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – Natural disasters, occurring with increasing frequency are mobilizing humanitarian agencies to provide relief response. Current protocols that rely heavily on donated clothing as clothing aid are neither effective nor efficient. The purpose of this paper is to investigate survivors’ clothing needs during the relief phase of a natural disaster in order that current protocol might be improved. The focus is on clothing use from the perspectives of survivors who will wear it, relief workers and aid agencies that will disperse it. Design/methodology/approach – This qualitative study included needs analysis focus groups with survivors, interviews with relief aid workers and senior humanitarian agency administrators. All respondents were residents of and/or impacted by the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. Questions focused on relief aid protocol, clothing needs and mandatory requirements for a design solution. Findings – Data gathered revealed a myriad of design priorities and participants emphasized that garments be culturally and climatically appropriate and universal in design. Based on these criteria, a prototype (named Survival Plus) was created using the Functional, Expressive and Aesthetic design framework as proposed by Lamb and Kallal (1992). Research limitations/implications – Further research may be undertaken to field test proposed Survival Plus prototype to evaluate the design and subsequent findings be incorporated in its design. Originality/value – Academic knowledge about this aspect of disaster management and response is scarce. This participatory study of clothing needs of survivors is of particular benefit to emergency preparedness initiatives and humanitarian aid providers in their delivery of clothing aid.
    Disaster Prevention and Management 06/2015; 24(3):306-319. DOI:10.1108/DPM-01-2013-0004