Mar 30, 2011 Report No：10-37
An analysis of disaster prevention capability from a standpoint of social capital in Shinjuku-ku
||Political Science and International Relations
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.
||social capital, disaster prevention, community, SEM