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      Disaster Resilience and Human Behavior: Hospital Buildings in Malaysia

      Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal
      e-IPH Ltd.

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           Hospitals are themselves vulnerable to numerous types of disasters and can get damaged risking the lives of human being. To a certain extent, despite of hard resilience (structural and non-structural), human behavior is one of the contributing factors affecting the hospital’s capability in achieving disaster resilience. Hence, the objectives of the paper are twofold: to explore human weaknesses; and to investigate strategies for achieving disaster resilience for existing public hospitals. Qualitative research techniques were employed in the form of focus group approach. The findings revealed that six human weaknesses and five strategies have been asserted by the respondents as of utmost critical.

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          10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.205
          http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Psychology,Urban design & Planning,Urban studies,General behavioral science,Cultural studies

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