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2018, vol. 60, iss. 3, pp. 5-25
Public perception of preparedness for biospheric disasters caused by epidemics: Implications for the risk management process
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Security Studies

emailvmc@fb.bg.ac.rs
Abstract
Biospheric disasters, among them the first place of the epidemic, pose a serious threat to human security. Starting from the seriousness and characteristic of disasters caused by epidemics, the subject of research is the examination of the nature of the impact of personal and social factors on the perception of the public on the preparedness to respond to biospheric disasters caused by epidemics. Two thousand and five hundred citizens from the area of nineteen local communities were interviewed using multi-pass random sampling. According to the obtained results, it was determined that the level of preparedness of the citizens is at a low level and that they are more prepared men, more educated citizens, the unemployed and those who feel fear. The results of the research can be used to create educational campaigns aimed at raising the level of awareness and preparation of citizens.
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article language: Serbian
document type: Original Scientific Paper
DOI: 10.5937/bezbednost1803005C
published in SCIndeks: 08/02/2019