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Factors Contributing to Children’s Resiliency towards Disaster

Version 1 : Received: 22 January 2021 / Approved: 25 January 2021 / Online: 25 January 2021 (13:10:04 CET)

How to cite: Thapa, M. Factors Contributing to Children’s Resiliency towards Disaster. Preprints 2021, 2021010498 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0498.v1). Thapa, M. Factors Contributing to Children’s Resiliency towards Disaster. Preprints 2021, 2021010498 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0498.v1).

Abstract

Annually, millions of people (including children) across the world face minor to severe impact from natural or human-induced disasters. Diverse models have been conceptualized and adopted at global scale to increase resiliency of children from disasters focusing on preparedness, response and recover. As children spend most of their lives at school or at home, this paper discusses on factors contributing towards improving or degrading resiliency of children from disasters. Giving low priority to institutional resilience, this paper highlights the behavioral aspects of children which becomes their strength on demonstrating appropriate practices to mitigate disaster risks on self at school, home and community. While doing so, attributes from Ajzen’s Theory of Planned Behavior has been linked with the components of resilience to explain the causative factors. Adopting desk review, this paper describes behavioral attributes of children and emphasizes on need of having multi-dimensional framework to enhance resiliency of children.

Subject Areas

children; resilience; disaster; behavior; school; factor

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