Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Qualitative Study of How to Improve Encouragement of Increased Emergency Management Preparedness
by Speer, Sandra Marie, Ph.D., Capella University, 2018, 199; 10976356
Abstract (Summary)

It is necessary to increase emergency preparedness in the United States, to ensure safety for all Americans before, during, and after critical incidents. Historical research on emergency preparedness indicated that the need to increase disaster preparedness in the United States is known, but how to accomplish gaining the necessitated increase of emergency preparedness is not known. Due to the shortage of information on how to increase emergency preparedness, this study was designed to reveal an understanding of how to increase disaster preparedness in the United States. Results from this study will offer the public service leadership industry valuable information to utilize in further study of how to effectively accomplish increasing disaster preparedness in the United States. The study was a qualitative phenomenological research study with a phenomenological method of data collection. When the information acquired from descriptive answers provided by qualified participants was compared to historical research using content data analysis, three themes were revealed. The first theme presented information supporting the necessity to increase emergency preparedness in the United States. The second theme revealed the concerns among emergency management preparedness researchers and practitioners that disaster preparedness may be too complex to accomplish increasing. The third theme offers suggestions of how to improve present methods of disaster preparedness encouragement in the United States.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wallace, Ronnie
Commitee: Esmail, Ashraf, Rembert, David A.
School: Capella University
Department: School of Public Service Leadership
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 80/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Philosophy
Keywords: Criminal justice, Critical incident, Disaster, Emergency management, Hurricanes, Leadership
Publication Number: 10976356
ISBN: 978-0-438-65547-8
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