Reported Behavior To Hypothetical Hurricane Warnings: Examining The Importance Of Warning Content


The current study examined the factors of importance when deciding actions to take when a hurricane warning has been issued. Self-reports were made by participants related to predicted behavior to each of 16 vignettes describing a hurricane scenario. In addition, reports of what each participant felt others would behave were also collected. Results showed four variables (strength of storm, estimated time of arrival, current weather, and number of false alarm warnings) were significant predictors of all three self-reported behaviors (evacuate, prepare but don't evacuate, and do nothing) and two of the predicted behavior of others (evacuate and do nothing). The results are discussed in terms of hurricane warning content.

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Proceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennium'

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Article; Proceedings Paper

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1842685090 (Scopus)

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