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Private security preparedness for disasters caused by natural and anthropogenic hazards
Private security preparedness for disasters caused by natural and anthropogenic hazards

Author(s): Vladimir Cvetković, Bojan Janković
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Naučno-stručno društvo za upravljanje rizicima u vanrednim situacijama
Keywords: disaster; preparedness; private security; natural and anthropogenic hazards;Serbia;

Summary/Abstract: The subject of the research is to examine the private security preparedness for disasters caused by natural and anthropogenic hazards. In addition, the relationship between preparedness levels and various demographic and socio-economic factors is examined. The survey was anonymous with 4-point Likert scale questions (1- I absolutely disagree; 4- I absolutely agree). It was conducted at the University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies in Belgrade, during the initial course for obtaining a private security license and the course for combating domestic violence were attended by members of the police from all over Serbia. Data for the study were collected from a total of 178 members of private security. The research was conducted from April to June 2019. Within the first part of the questionnaire, there were questions concerning demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the respondents (gender, age, education, marital status, working experience, served military status), while the second part contained questions about the p the private security preparedness for disasters caused by natural and anthropogenic hazards (e.g perception of the degree of responsibility due to the type of work performed in case of natural and anthropogenic disasters, perception of the level of preparedness of a private insurance company, knowledge of safety procedures for disaster response, evaluation of the response efficiency of first responders, etc.). The results of the multivariate regressions of preparedness subscale showed that variables (e.g., gender, age, education, marital status) were not significantly affected by preparedness.

  • Issue Year: 2/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 23-33
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English