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Interaction between risk perception and sense of place in disaster-prone mountain areas: a case study in China’s Three Gorges Reservoir Area
Peng L(彭立)1; Lei Lin2; Shaoquan Liu1; DingDe Xu1
Corresponding Author彭立
2016
Source PublicationNatural Hazards
ISSN0921-030X
PagesDOI 10.1007/s11069-016-2604-6
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Residents of rural mountain settlements are constantly threatened by disasters such as landslides. Their risk perception directly or indirectly affects their behavioral choices. Introducing the concept of sense of place, this paper details its interactions with the risk perception of mountain hazards. Rural residents (n = 348) in landslide-threatened areas of the Three Gorges Reservoir Area were questioned about their sense of place and risk perception. Partial least squares structural equation modeling was used to explore the interactions between various dimensions, and hypothetical tests were conducted. We found that dimensions of risk perception, such as Possibility and Unknown, had direct, negative impacts on the dimensions of sense of place, such as Society bond and Place dependence. Possibility had an indirect, yet more significant effect on Place attachment and Place identity, acting through Society bond. Rural residents often overestimate disaster risks due to fatalism, and a fear of the unknown stemming from low scientific literacy, which reduces their Place dependence. A complex interaction between sense of place and risk perception was observed. The findings provide a scientific basis for the government to formulate integrated policies regarding settlement relocation, disaster prevention and mitigation, and sustainable development.

KeywordMountain Hazard Risk Perception Sense Of Place Mountain Settlements Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (Pls-sem)
DOI10.1007/s11069-016-2604-6
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Language英语
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/17699
Collection山区发展研究中心
Affiliation1.Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2.China Western Economic Research Center, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
First Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
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Peng L(彭立),Lei Lin,Shaoquan Liu,等. Interaction between risk perception and sense of place in disaster-prone mountain areas: a case study in China’s Three Gorges Reservoir Area[J]. Natural Hazards,2016:DOI 10.1007/s11069-016-2604-6.
APA Peng L,Lei Lin,Shaoquan Liu,&DingDe Xu.(2016).Interaction between risk perception and sense of place in disaster-prone mountain areas: a case study in China’s Three Gorges Reservoir Area.Natural Hazards,DOI 10.1007/s11069-016-2604-6.
MLA Peng L,et al."Interaction between risk perception and sense of place in disaster-prone mountain areas: a case study in China’s Three Gorges Reservoir Area".Natural Hazards (2016):DOI 10.1007/s11069-016-2604-6.
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