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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 12, Part A (2018)

Physical vulnerabilities and problems-encountered among coastal and upland secondary school teachers in the implementation of school disaster preparedness measures

Author(s)
Roger S Malahay and Cesar P Estrope
Abstract
This paper contributes to the disaster literature by determining whether the coastal and upland secondary school teachers ‘extent of problems encountered in the implementation of school disaster preparedness measures has significant relationship to their extent of agreement on the school physical vulnerabilities. It also sought to test the significant difference between the coastal and upland teacher’s responses in terms of the extent of problems they encountered and their extent of agreement on the school physical vulnerabilities. Findings reveal the moderate problems encountered by the teachers. Moreover, the teachers are generally not aware of the existing school physical vulnerabilities. However, four out of nine common school physical vulnerabilities were identified namely big trees surrounding the buildings, clogged canals, prominent cracks on school building walls, and the school is located nearby mountains. This further suggests that teachers have to be more aware of the school physical vulnerabilities in order to come up with appropriate interventions. Furthermore, the results reveal the positive correlation between the teachers ‘extent of problems encountered in the implementation of school disaster preparedness measures and their extent of agreement on the school physical vulnerabilities. This suggests a strong linkage between the two variables. Finally, there is no significant difference between the coastal and upland secondary school teachers’ responses in terms of the extent of problems they encountered and their extent of agreement of the school physical vulnerabilities.Thus, the same interventions can be done by the school management to address the physical vulnerabilities and reduce the problems encountered in the implementation of the disaster preparedness measures in both upland and coastal schools.
Pages: 20-25  |  413 Views  25 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Roger S Malahay, Cesar P Estrope. Physical vulnerabilities and problems-encountered among coastal and upland secondary school teachers in the implementation of school disaster preparedness measures. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(12):20-25.
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