Yıl 2018, Cilt 5, Sayı 1, Sayfalar 146 - 158 2017-12-20

The Development of a General Disaster Preparedness Belief Scale Using the Health Belief Model as a Theoretical Framework

Ebru Inal [1] , Kerim Hakan Altintas [2] , Nuri Dogan [3]

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The Health Belief Model (HBM) is one of the oldest and most recognized conceptual framework of health behavior and can be applied to disaster preparedness efforts which focus predominantly on human behavior. The study aims to develop and test the psychometric properties of the General Disaster Preparedness Belief (GDPB) scale based on the HBM. A study group of 286 academic and administrative staff working in a Turkish University located in the city of Yalova completed a GDPB scale instrument containing 60 items. Exploratory Factor Analyses (EFA) was used for the construct validity of scale. Item analysis was assessed using item–total correlations and Cronbach’s alpha coefficients. The EFA extracted six factors that jointly accounted for 59.2% of variance observed namely; Self efficacy (8 items), Cues to action (5 items), perceived susceptibility (6 items), perceived barriers (6 items), perceived benefits (3 items) and perceived severity (3 items). Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for the subscales ranged from 0.90 to 0.74. The GDPB scale based on the HBM was found to be a valid and reliable tool. Findings from this study can be used to guide intervention aimed at informing and educating people about disaster preparedness. 

Disaster preparedness beliefs,Health Belief Model,Reliability and validity,Scale development
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Orcid: orcid.org/0000-0002-7247-5326
Yazar: Ebru Inal
E-posta: ebruinal34@hotmail.com
Kurum: Yalova University
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Kerim Hakan Altintas
E-posta: hakana@hacettepe.edu.tr
Kurum: Hacettepe University
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: orcid.org/0000-0001-6274-2016
Yazar: Nuri Dogan
E-posta: nurid@hacettepe.edu.tr
Kurum: Hacettepe University
Ülke: Turkey


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APA Inal, E , Altintas, K , Dogan, N . (2017). The Development of a General Disaster Preparedness Belief Scale Using the Health Belief Model as a Theoretical Framework. International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 5 (1), 146-158. DOI: 10.21449/ijate.366825
MLA Inal, E , Altintas, K , Dogan, N . "The Development of a General Disaster Preparedness Belief Scale Using the Health Belief Model as a Theoretical Framework". International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education 5 (2017): 146-158 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/ijate/issue/30630/366825>
Chicago Inal, E , Altintas, K , Dogan, N . "The Development of a General Disaster Preparedness Belief Scale Using the Health Belief Model as a Theoretical Framework". International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education 5 (2017): 146-158
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