GRIPS 政策研究センター Policy Research Center


Mar 30, 2011 Report No:10-37

An analysis of disaster prevention capability from a standpoint of social capital in Shinjuku-ku

  • Yuichi MarumoGRIPS
Field Political Science and International Relations
Language English

This survey was targeted at local habitants of four areas (Yotsuya, Tansumachi, Enoki,
Wakamatsu) in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. On August 31, 2010, the questionnaires were sent,
requesting respondents to send a reply by September 28, to examine the correlation
among local residents, communities and local administrations to cope with a natural disaster.
Exploratory factor analyses to find a few latent background factors from many items obtained by the
questionnaires to Shinjuku-ku residents were conducted. To predict the correlation of individual items
and factors that existed behind them, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used.

Keywords social capital, disaster prevention, community, SEM
attachment 10-37.pdf