International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Resident’s Communication Behavior in Three Volcano Disaster Prone Areas with Different Disaster Exposure
Edi Puspito, Sumardjo, Titik Sumarti, Pudji Muljono

Abstract
Volcanic disaster gives various impacts on the environment depending on its exposure to the disaster. In addition to requiring different management, environmental changes due to volcanic disasters will form different behaviors. An effective communication between residents in disaster-prone areas with stakeholders is required to ease the risks as volcanic disasters. The objective of this research is to analyze resident’s communication behavior in volcanic disaster prone areas to for disaster preparedness in areas with different disaster exposure types. This research applied quantitative method. The conclusions of this study are amongst others the residents in the area exposed to the cold lava flood have better skill level on media usage than those of resident’s in other areas, and the residents have a good level of trust in media intervention, mainly for new programs.

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