TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE IN FLOOD DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Authors

  • Hana W Jun Chen International Medical School, Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Roy Rillera Marzo Faculty of Humanities and Health Sciences, Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Mila Nu Nu Htay 3Faculty of Medicine, Manipal University College Malaysia, Malacca, Malaysia
  • Mohammed A. Abdalqader Faculty of Medicine, University of Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohammed Faez Baobaid International Medical School, Management and Science University, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Jegathambigai Rameshwar Naidu International Medical School, Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Haryati Anuar International Medical School, Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Yogeswery Sithamparanathan International Medical School, Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Khin Hla Hla Thein International Medical School, Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Irma Muslimin Department of Nursing, Poltekkes Kemenkes Mamuju, Sulawesi Barat, Indonesia
  • Dayangku Umikalsom Awang Jafar nternational Medical School, Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Sohayla M. Attalla International Medical School, Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract

Background: While disasters are inevitable, their impacts can be reduced. Community resilience is crucial to withstand disaster and foster sustainable communities. Social responsibility influences an individual’s willingness to undertake preparedness actions that improve community resilience. This study assessed the association between social responsibility and community resilience among affected communities in Malaysia. We conducted a cross-sectional study and adopted purposive sampling to recruit participants. A validated self-administered paper survey was distributed to collect data. The participants were required to self-report their sociodemographic profile, social responsibility, and community resilience. Social responsibility was assessed using the Social Responsibility scale, and community resilience was assessed using the Communities Advancing Resilience Toolkit survey. Multivariable logistic regression was performed to identify the potential factors associated with community resilience of the participants.  The findings revealed that more than half of the respondents have low community resilience in all domains. Social responsibility was the strongest predictor for community resilience. Lower social responsibility was associated with lower connection and caring (OR= 3.01, 95%CI: 2.40, 3.77), transformative potential (OR 1.30, 95%CI: 1.04, 1.63), and information and communication in resilience building (OR= 1.38, 95%CI: 1.11, 1.72). High social responsibility produces more resilience communities. Developing comprehensive community health intervention to inculcate social responsibility and community resilience is crucial in anticipating and reducing disaster risk. Multifaceted and robust community resilience frameworks should be included as one of the key strategic priorities in disaster management plans

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2024-04-28

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Jun Chen , H. W., Roy Rillera Marzo, Mila Nu Nu Htay, A. Abdalqader, M., Mohammed Faez Baobaid, Rameshwar Naidu, J., … M. Attalla, S. (2024). TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE IN FLOOD DISASTER MANAGEMENT. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 24(1), 131–141. Retrieved from https://mjphm.org/index.php/mjphm/article/view/2462