Predicting delay in residents’ decisions on defending v. evacuating through antecedents of decision avoidance
|Title||Predicting delay in residents’ decisions on defending v. evacuating through antecedents of decision avoidance|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||McNeill, I, Dunlop, PD, Skinner, TC, Morrison, D|
|Journal||International Journal of Wildland Fire|
|Type of Article||Journal|
Many residents of at-risk areas delay committing to defence or evacuation as their response to wildfire threat. This study compared several plausible causes of decision delay and determined that householders’ delay was best predicted by the difference in perceived values of defending v. evacuating, resulting in decision delay when both options get closer in attractiveness.