A Review Paper: The Role of the Internet in Promoting Youth Well-Being in Flood-Prone Communities

Zeinab Zaremohzzabieh, Bahaman Abu Samah

Abstract


Nowadays, the youth has been recognized as a distinct stage of human development. Along with all the problems that youth faced, the challenges of young people in some flood-prone communities have also appeared as a vital focus of research and policy efforts in the past decades, specifically after climate change has become a threat to the health and life of humanity, both now and in the future. Therefore the main attempt of the present study is to explore on how the Internet can improve youth well-being during the disruption arising from floods. For this purpose, the study highlights the concept of intolerance of uncertainly, youth resilience and information communication technology such as internet that provides an overview and a critical evaluation of a body of literature relating to the research topic. Two gaps in this study are addressed: (1) inadequate attention is given to understanding the causes and correlates of well-being among youth experiencing flooding and (2) existing studies in the context of disaster recovery fails to show how the internet enables youth to be resilient during disruption of floods and after. It is hoped that it may compel social and health policymakers to develop youth health development programs to disseminate well-being to difficult-to-reach youths in the early stages of flood situations.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ass.v9n11P75

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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