Johnston, D.M.; Houghton, B.; Ronan, K.; Paton, D. 2004 Children's risk perceptions and preparedness : a hazard education assessment in four coastal communities in Washington, USA : tabulated results . Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report 2004/26 25 p.
Abstract: In February 2003 a survey to assess students’ understanding and response to tsunami hazards was undertaken in four schools in Washington. This report presents a tabulated summary of the results from the survey and includes a brief discussion of the key. The questionnaire was based on one designed to assess students' level of awareness, risk perceptions, factual knowledge, physical preparedness and psychological issues related to hazards and mass emergencies. It also assessed students’ prior exposure to (a) specific hazards and (b) educational programmes designed to increase awareness, knowledge and preparedness that were provided either by Emergency Management or by school staff.(auth)