Issues, Principles and Attitudes

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Unformatted text preview: riented Doesn't read disaster research literature Middle to late middle-aged EM is second or third career Knowledge base is experiential Frequently wears other hats Many part-time and volunteer positions Not well-paid or funded** 2.85 2.88 3.03 3.09 3.15 3.19 3.55 3.55 3.55 3.58 3.61 3.70 3.76 3.85 3.85 4.03 4.09 4.34 Better funding for EM programs** Better paid Building disaster-resistant communities focus Knowledge base: science and research Broader range of working contacts** Lifelong learner; reads disaster literature EM is career of first choice Proactive Upwardly and geographically mobile More diverse and culturally sensitive More professional and knowledgeable Younger Plans with jurisdiction stakeholders College educated--many with EM degrees Joins professional associations Technologically more proficient/adept 3.09 3.18 3.24 3.36 3.38 3.39 3.48 3.52 3.55 3.58 3.64 3.70 3.82 3.85 3.88 3.91 Note: n= 33 on all characteristics except ** characteristics which are n= 32 9 Issues, Principles And Attitudes Oh My! Examining Perceptions from Select Academics, Practitioners And Consultants on the Subject of Emergency Management Carol L. Cwiak, North Dakota State University TABLE 2 "STEREOTYPICAL" CHARACTERISTICS OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS Not college educated (4-year degree) (M= 3.15; SD = .972) Middle to late middle-aged (M= 3.76; SD = .902) EM is second or third career (M= 3.85; SD = 1.004) Job obtained other than with EM competencies (M= 3.55; SD = 1.121) Spends EM career in one jurisdiction (M= 3.19; SD = 1.091) Disaster response planning-oriented (M= 3.61; SD = .998) Works primarily with emergency services (M= 3.55; SD = 1.034) Bureaucratic (M= 3.03; SD =.984) Plans for jurisdiction (primarily response-oriented) (M= 3.58; SD = .792) Has not done a risk assessment (M= 2.88; SD = 1.083) Has not done a mitigation plan (M= 2.85; SD = 1.121) Has not done a strategic plan (M= 3.55; SD = 1.175) Has not joined an EM professional assoc. (M= 3.09; SD = 1.128) Doesn't read disaster research literature (M= 3.70; SD = 1.185) Knowledge base is experiential (M= 3.85; SD = 1.093) Frequently wears other hats (M= 4.03; SD =.810) Not well-paid or funded (M= 4.34; SD = .865) Many part-time and volunteer positions (M= 4.09; SD = 1.042) STRONGLY DISAGREE 1 6% (n-2) A(n-0); P(n-0); C(n-2) 3% (n-1) A(n -1); P(n-0); C(n-0) 3% (n-1) A(n-0 ); P(n-1); C(n-0) 3% (n-1) A(n-0 ); P(n-0); C(n-1) 3% (n-1) A(n-0 ); P(n-0); C(n-1) 3% (n-1) A(n-0 ); P(n-0); C(n-1) 3% (n-1) A(n-0 ); P(n-0); C(n-1) 0 (n-0) A(n-0); P(n-0); C(n-0) 0 (n-0) A(n-0); P(n-0); C(n-0) 9% (n-3) A(n-1); P(n-0); C(n-2) 12% (n-4) A(n-0 ); P(n-0); C(n-4) 3% (n-1) A(n-0 ); P(n-0); C(n-1) 0 (n-0) A(n-0); P(n-0); C(n-0) 0 (n-0) A(n-0); P(n-0); C(n-0) 6% (n-2) A(n -0); P(n-1); C(n-1) 0 (n-0) A(n-0); P(n-0); C(n-0) 0 (n-0) A(n-0); P(n-0); C(n-0) 0 (n-0) A(n-0); P(n-0); C(n-0) AGREE 3 61% (n-20) A(n-8); P(n-7); C(n-5) 27% (n-9) A(n-3); P(n-4); C(n-2) 12% (n-4) A(n-2); P(n-1); C(n-1) 12% (n-4) A(n-2); P(n-2); C(n-0) 28% (n-9) A(n-6); P(n-1); C(n-2) 30% (n-10) A(n-3); P(n-4); C(n-3) 30% (n-10) A(n-5); P(n-3); C(-2) 33% (n-11) A(n-1); P(n-7); C(n-3) 33% (n-11) A(n-3); P(n-6); C(n-2) 30% (n-10) A(n-6); P(n-1); C(n-3) 40% (n-13) A(n-7); P(n-3); C(n-3) 37% (n-12) A(n-6); P(n-3); C(n-3) 21% (n-7) A(n-2); P(n-3); C(n-2) 15% (n-5) A(n-3); P(n-2); C(n-0) 30% (n-10) A(n-3); P(n-4); C(n-3) 21% (n-7) A(n-2); P(n-1); C(n-4) 6% (n-2) A(n-2); P(n-0); C(n-0) 21% (n-7) A(n-2); P(n-1); C(n-4) STRONGLY AGREE 5 12% (n-4) A(n-1); P(n-2); C(n-1) 18% (n-6) A(n-2); P(n-3); C(n-1) 24% (n-8) A(n-4); P(n-2); C(n-2) 18% (n-6) A(n-3); P(n-2); C(n-1) 13% (n-4) A(n-1); P(n-2); C(n-1) 18% (n-6) A(n-1); P(n-3); C(n-2) 18% (n-6) A(n-1); P(n-3); C(n-2) 9% (n-3) A(n-2) P(n-0); C(n-1) 9% (n-3) A(n-0); P(n-3); C(n-0) 6% (n-2) A(n-0); P(n-1); C(n-1) 9% (n-3) A(n-0); P(n-2); C(n-1) 30% (n-10) A(n-2); P(n-6); C(n-2) 15% (n-5) A(n-2); P(n-3); C(n-0) 34% (n-11) A(n-6); P(n-3); C(n-2) 34% (n-11) A(n-5); P(n-2); C(n-4) 30% (n-10) A(n-3); P(n-4); C(n-3) 53% (n-17) A(n-6); P(n-7); C(n-4) 49% (n-16) A(n-5); P(n-8); C(n-3) 2 9% (n-3) A(n-1); P(n-1); C(n-1) 3% (n-1) A(n-0); P(n-0); C(n-1) 9% (n-3) A(n-1); P(n-0); C(n-2) 21% (n-7) A(n-1); P(n-1); C(n-5) 28% (n-9) A(n-2); P(n-5); C(n-2) 9% (n-3) A(n-1); P(n-1); C(n-1) 12% (n-4) A(n-2); P(n-0); C(n-2) 37% (n-12) A(n-6); P(n-1); C(n-5) 9% (n-3) A(n-2); P(n-0); C(n-1) 30% (n-10) A(n-3); P(n-5); C(n-2) 24% (n-8) A(n-3); P(n-4); C(n-1) 15% (n-5) A(n-1); P(n-1); C(n-3) 43% (n-14) A(n-6); P(n-2); C(n-6) 24% (n-8) A(n-0); P(n-2); C(n-6) 0 (n-0) A(n-0); P(n-0); C(n-0) 3% (n-1) A(n-1); P(n-0); C(n-0) 6% (n-2) A(n-0); P(n-0);C(n-2) 9% (n-3) A(n-2); P(n-1); C(n-0) 4 12% (n-4) A(n-2); P(n-1); C(n-1) 49% (n-16) A(n-6); P(n-4); C(n-6) 52% (n-17) A(n-5); P(n-7); C(n-5) 46% (n-15) A(n-6); P(n-6); C(n-3) 28% (n-9) A(n-3); P(n-3); C(n-3) 40% (n-13) A(n-7); P(n-3); C(n-3) 37% (n-12) A(n-4); P(n-5); C(n-3) 21% (n-7) A(n-3); P(n-3); C(n-1) 49% (n-16) A(n-7); P(n-2); C(n-7) 24% (n-8) A(n-2); P(n-4); C(n-2) 15% (n-5) A(n-2); P(n-2); C(n-1) 15% (n-5) A(n-3); P(n-1); C(n-1) 21% (n-7) A(n-2); P(n-3); C(n-2) 27% (n-9) A(n-3); P(n-4); C(n-2) 30% (n-10) A(n-4); P(n-4)...
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