عنوان مقاله [English]
This research has been conducted to determine the level of knowledge and readiness of people in Pakdasht city against earthquake phenomenon and to identify the most appropriate method of safety education and people's needs in this field. For this purpose, a survey has been done among residents of the Pakdasht city to obtain their knowledge and readiness on earthquakes, their awareness of the earthquake, their needs, their behaviors during the earthquake, and the most accepted and appropriate educational methods for transferring concepts and safety measures to them. The statistical sample included in this study is 512 inhabitants of the city of Pakdasht. A questionnaire was designed for collecting data and has been completed by questioners by visiting the door of houses and high schools. After collection, the data were extracted and analyzed using SPSS statistical software. The most important achievements of this study suggest that the provision of educational methods should be based on the common culture and interests of the people of the region. On the other hand, school drill continues to be one of the most important ways of informal education in institutionalizing the society's social culture against the effects of earthquake. These first-presented results will clarify ambiguous angles and provide future plans for disaster management and earthquake risk, as well as training residents in the capital's suburbs.