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Influencing Factors of Public Participation in Meteorological Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

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China Institute of Manufacturing Development & School of Management Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
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Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC 28372, USA
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Sustainability 2020, 12(8), 3108; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12083108
Received: 7 February 2020 / Revised: 5 April 2020 / Accepted: 9 April 2020 / Published: 13 April 2020
Meteorological disasters have become a global challenge due to the increased prevalence and severity, and China is among the most affected countries. In this paper, based on a randomized survey in China, the authors employed a structural equation model to study the influencing factors of public participation in meteorological disaster prevention and mitigation (MDPM). It is found that the behavior of the government has a significant positive influence, with an influencing coefficient of 0.494 on the public’s willingness to participate in MDPM. The degree of community involvement also has a significant positive influence on the public’s willingness, with an influencing coefficient of 0.636. The public’s attention to meteorological events and ability to participate have less impact on their participation in MDPM, with coefficients of 0.057 and 0.075, respectively. The information acquisition has a significant negative impact, with an influencing coefficient of −0.084. There is a strong positive covariation between community participation and governmental behavior, with a covariance coefficient of 0.27, indicating that the two factors promote each other and together boost the public’s willingness to participate in MDPM. View Full-Text
Keywords: meteorological disaster prevention and mitigation; public participation; influencing factors; structural equation model meteorological disaster prevention and mitigation; public participation; influencing factors; structural equation model
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Duan, R.; Liu, J.; Wang, C.; Wei, G. Influencing Factors of Public Participation in Meteorological Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Sustainability 2020, 12, 3108.

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