Early Contingency Training of Diasaster Mitigation Influenced Community Preparedness of Disaster Earthquake in Nggeger, Sendang, Tulungagung
Keywords:Early Contingency, training, Preparedness, disaster, mitigation
Background: Indonesia was one of the countries with high seismic activity and a long history of powerful earthquakes. Therefore Indonesian must have good knowledge in dealing with disasters especially earthquake. The purpose of the study was to analyse the effect of providing counselling on community preparedness on knowledge of earthquake disaster in Nggeger, Sendang, Tulungagung
Methods: : This study used a quasi experimental research design with one group pretest-posttest. The research was carried out on January 2021. Samples were taken by purposive sampling technique of 63 people. Data were analyzed by Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test.
Results: The results showed that the most respondents (76%) had less knowledge level before training but after training, the level of knowledge increased. Wilcoxon Test indicated that P Value = 0.000 <0.05 so H1 is accepted. It meant that early contingency training of diasaster mitigation influenced community preparedness of disaster earthquake in Nggeger, Sendang, Tulungagung 2021.
Conclusions: Training was very useful to increase the level of community knowledge especially about disaster mitigation. By increasing the level of community preparedness in dealing with earthquake disasters, it was hoped that the material and non-material impacts of disasters can be minimized.