Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Research article
02 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 02 Nov 2021

Risk perception of local stakeholders on natural hazards: implications for theory and practice

Mihai Ciprian Mărgărint, Mihai Niculiță, Giulia Roder, and Paolo Tarolli

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Local stakeholders' knowledge plays a deciding role in emergencies, supporting rescue officers in natural hazard events; coordinating; and assisting, both physically and psychologically, the affected populations. Their risk perception was assessed using a questionnaire for an area in north-eastern Romania. The results show low preparedness and reveal substantial distinctions among stakeholders and different risks based on their cognitive and behavioral roles in their communities.
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