Environmental literacy, concern and diisaster preparedness

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Author: Contreras, Rosario Clarabel C. et al.

Accession Number: URDC00003

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Copyright Year: 2014

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Natural calamities come in the most unexpected moments in peoples’ lives. The effect can be felt worldwide ranging from minor to major damages. Its impact is felt everywhere for it hits all areas worldwide in different intensities and in various forms. Municipality of Calinog, strategically located at the center of Panay Island, has its share of environmental hazard nightmares. Thus, it is deemed necessary to assess the townspeople environmental knowledge, concern and disaster preparedness. Participants of this study were 1394 residents of the disaster prone areas of the Municipality of Calinog for the fiscal year 2014. Modified, partly adapted instrument translated in local dialect attempted to collect information from respondents. Statistical tools used- Mean; Standard Deviation; Mann-Whitney; Kruskal-Wallis; and Spearman’s r. Respondents’ level of environmental literacy is “knowledgeable” while the environmental concern is “very concerned” except t those older ones within the bracket of 72-85 years old and the elementary level who are “somewhat concerned” while as to their level of disaster preparedness, it is revealed that, generally, the respondents are all “rarely prepared”. There are no significant differences between environmental literacy level of respondents when classified as to sex, number of household members and location. However, significant differences exist between environmental literacy when classified as to distance from the barangay Hall, Civil Status, Highest Educational Attainment and age. There are significant differences that exist in the environmental concerns of the respondents when classified as to sex, distance from barangay hall, civil status, highest educational attainment and age while on the other hand, no significant differences were observed when they were classified as to “household members” and location. There are no significant differences in the levels of disaster preparedness when the respondents were classified as to sex and highest educational attainment, however, significant differences were exhibited when they were classified as to distance of residence from barangay hall location, civil status, age, and number of household members. There is a significant correlation between environmental literacy and disaster preparedness. Likewise, a significant correlation exists between environmental literacy and disaster preparedness. Moreover, a significant correlation also exists between environmental concerns and disaster preparedness. Thus, there should be proper coordination among the different stakeholders such as the academe as well all the government units of the country.


Keywords: Environmental literacy, environment concern, disaster preparedness, West Visayas State University Calinog Campus, Calinog, Iloilo, Philippines

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