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Usage of mobile phones among victims during the 2014 flood in Malaysia

A.Manaf, Aini Maznina and Tengku Mohd Azzman, Tengku Siti Aisha and Wok, Saodah and Ismail, Rizalawati (2016) Usage of mobile phones among victims during the 2014 flood in Malaysia. In: The 9th Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MICOLLAC 2016), 16th-18th August 2016, Penang. (Unpublished)

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One of the worst ever flood disaster in the Malaysian history that occurred in December 2014 has caused a lot of damages including lives, houses and material possessions. Large parts of the country mainly the East Coast areas consisting of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang have badly affected. This study was conducted to explore the use of mobile phone during the 2014 Malaysian flood. A cross-sectional survey with a total number of 507 respondents who live in the flood affected areas was conducted to examine the use and satisfactions obtained from the usage of mobile phone. Being active users of mobile phone, flood victims mainly used mobile phones to obtain information about flood status in their house areas and to communicate with close family members. Furthermore, mobile phones were used to gratify social, entertainment, and mobility needs. Findings of the study will have implications on uses and gratifications, mobile phone use and natural disasters.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3158/55721
Uncontrolled Keywords: Uses and gratifications, mobile phone use, natural disasters, flood
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Aini Maznina A.Manaf
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 09:15
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 09:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55721

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