High School Students’ Level of Awareness and Preparedness of Natural Disasters

Rudy Rebecca Calamba
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Abstract


Natural Disasters are unforeseen occurrences that put people's lives in peril, interrupt their lives, and result in fatalities, environmental damage, property losses, and psychological consequences. The study aims to determine the level of awareness and preparedness for natural disasters among high school students. Furthermore, this study employed a correlation research design conducted in a public secondary school of Eastern Philippines. The respondents of the study were 266 high school students who were selected through a stratified and a systematic random sampling technique. The study used an adapted survey questionnaire from Orbe et al. (2023). Findings revealed that high school students possess a highly aware of any kind of natural disaster. In addition, the result revealed that students are moderately prepared in natural disasters before, during, and after it occurred. Furthermore, the study found a significant relationship between the student's level of awareness and level of preparedness. Therefore, the students are highly aware and moderately prepared towards the occurrence of any kinds of natural catastrophes such as “floods, landslides, typhoons, etc.” Since some of the students are attending a simulation drill in preparations of what should the proper way on how to lessen the effects of any disastrous events.

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Awareness, Preparedness, High school students, Natural disasters

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Calamba, R.R. (2024). High school students’ level of awareness and preparedness of natural disasters. International Journal of Studies in Education and Science (IJSES), 5(2), 150-167. https://doi.org/10.46328/ijses.79




DOI: https://doi.org/10.46328/ijses.91

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