Household Disaster Management Capacities in Disaster Prone II of Mt.Slamet
Abstract Objective - This research is aimed to describe the factors influencing upon the household disaster management capacities of those who lived in the disaster prone II area of Mt.Slamet, Indonesia. It concerns the disaster prone II area surrounding Mt.Slamet with five (5) villages from three (3) districts chosen. Methodology/Technique - To achieve the research aim, quantitative research methods were employed. Five hundred and thirty eight (538) households were selected to be sampled by using two-stage stratified and systematic sampling for choosing the sample households. To describe the direct and indirect factors supporting livelihoods, the researcher analyzed using Path analysis through Stata for tool analysis. Findings - Multicollinearity was tested prior to Path analysis. Among twenty six (26) independent variables, there were twelve (12) independent variables with a statistical significance level of between 0.05 and 0.01. Labor force, transportation access, income, utilization of non-chemical fertilizer, transformation of process and structure, migration, livelihood changing, healthy household members, amount of vehicle ownership, size of land for agriculture, accessibility to electricity, and household networking to other parties located outside the village were the direct and indirect factors supporting disaster management of the households who lived in the disaster prone II area of Mt.Slamet, Indonesia. Originality/value - The Indonesian government determined disaster prone II as the highest risk area in which households are allowed to build their settlements. Households who live in this area have their own assets, as household capital, to cope with disaster by their own capacities. Furthermore, the government and other sectors could support households to strengthen their disaster management capacity.