The Japanese Journal of Personality
Online ISSN : 1349-6174
Print ISSN : 1348-8406
ISSN-L : 1348-8406
Short Report
The Relationships between Positive Character Strengths and Disaster Preparedness Actions
Junko ToyosawaHiroki TakehashiSatoshi Shimai
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2020 Volume 29 Issue 3 Pages 144-146


This study examined the relationships between self-evaluated possession of character strengths and disaster preparedness actions from the viewpoint of positive psychology’s character strengths research. An internet survey of 500 adults between the ages of 20 and 69 was conducted, and the relationships between the subjective possession of 24 character strengths and the degree of implementation of disaster preparedness actions (including individual, household, and community actions) were analyzed. The results showed positive correlation coefficients between all character strengths and disaster preparedness actions. In particular, the character strength of leadership was strongly related to disaster preparedness actions. The reproducibility of these findings should be examined in future studies.

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